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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Last Man

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 18 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. (47.6 x 36.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.40 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death

Allegory - religion - Last Judgment

Figure group - male - nude

Figure - fragment - skull

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Religion - angel

Religion - Old Testament - Adam

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper