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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Suicide

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (45.1 x 33.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.26 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death

Allegory - religion - immortality

Figure group - male

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Miscellaneous - written matter - poem

State of being - death - suicide

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper