"Indeed the Idols I have love so long..." from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", verse XCIII by Adelaide Hanscom

Indeed the Idols I have love so long... from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, verse XCIII by Adelaide Hanscom

"Indeed the Idols I have love so long..." from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", verse XCIII

Adelaide Hanscom

Title

"Indeed the Idols I have love so long..." from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", verse XCIII

 
Artist
Year
1905  
Technique
photogravure 
Image Size
5 13/16 x 2 11/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
signed proof outside the first edition of 250 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
fine wove tissue 
State
 
Publisher
Dodge Publishing Co. 1905, New York 
Inventory ID
20219 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Hanscom hand worked the negative to achieve the image she wanted. She was one of the pioneers of this technique.

The text for the printing of the Rubaiyat was translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald and was illustrated by Hanscom.

This photogravure proof was from the collection of author George W. James who was one Hanscom's models for the Rubaiyat. The negatives were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.