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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Magdalen

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 19 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (49.2 x 37.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.42 Not currently on view


Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Landscape - mountain

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter

Religion - New Testament - Last Judgment

Religion - New Testament - Magdalen

State of being - mood - desolation


crayon - chalk