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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Song in the Wilderness

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 17 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. (44.8 x 33.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.10 Not currently on view


Figure female - full length

Landscape - plant - flower

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - musical instrument - lute

Object - other - container

Object - written matter

Performing arts - music - lute


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor