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(Illustration for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) The Soul's Answer

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (44.5 x 34.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.36 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - religion - heaven

Allegory - religion - hell

Figure group - female

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Religion - angel

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper