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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Sorry Scheme

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 18 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (46.8 x 35.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.52 Not currently on view


Allegory - death

Allegory - quality - hope

Animal - bird

Figure male - elderly - full length

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Religion - angel


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor