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(Illustration for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) The Present Listening to the Voices of the Past

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 18 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (46.5 x 36.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.35 Not currently on view


Allegory - time - past

Allegory - time - present

Figure male - child - full length

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - foliage - leaf

Object - other - shell


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor