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(Illustration for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) Vain Questioning

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (41.4 x 31.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.20 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture Interior - detail - window

Figure male - waist length

Landscape - time - night

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

State of being - mood - curiosity

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper