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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Recording Angel

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (42.5 x 31.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.39 Not currently on view


Keywords

Figure group

Figure - fragment - hand

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - book

Religion - angel

Religion - New Testament - Last Judgment

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper