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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Love Shrinking Affrighted at the Sight of Hell

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 19 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. (48.6 x 36.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.41 Not currently on view


Figure group

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Religion - angel

Religion - New Testament - Last Judgment


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor