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Quatrain 74 by Himmapaan Quatrain 74 by Himmapaan
Quatrain LXXIV

Ah, Moon of my Delight who know'st no wane,
The Moon of Heav'n is rising once again:
How oft hereafter rising shall she look
Through this same Garden after me - in vain!


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This is one of my own personal favourites from this set. This and the illustration for quatrain 21 (below) were enlarged on display panels at the [link](Rubáiyát exhibition at the British Library) (in the photography-forbidden area).



lllustration for the 150th anniversary edition of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, published by The Folio Society, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies (edition sold out): [link]

Watercolours and gouache highlights on Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper (the old kind which is no longer produced), 140lbs/300 gsm; 280 x 150mm (the full view is larger than the original).
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2009
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Please do not reproduce without permission. Thank you.
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vincedanks Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
lovely...reminds me of Edmund Dulac's work
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Gorgeous and elegant! :iconblueflowerplz:
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elianthos80 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Goodness gracious *_*.
The elegance, the colours, the XIX century illustrators style.
I wish they can reprint the book >.<
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Etve Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Wow! It looks exactly like an illustration from one of my childhood books - Beauty and the Beast. Style is the same and the figure looks just as stunning. Great. :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a deep sense of calm serenity!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous...I really love this one! :clap:
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Ah, this is perfectly ethereal; I've become quite a fan of your delicately lifted fabrics and gouache sparkles.

Happy (belated) anniversary and birthday. May this year bring even more creativity and fulfillment than the last.
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Remige Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I just adore the radiant little details in this. So beautiful.
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vifetoile Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist
I was at the British Library two weeks ago and saw your art on the wall and was superbly excited, all "I know that artist!" Not to mention it's incredibly beautiful.
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist
this is one of my favorites also, I think because of the tiny white flowers, the moon with the trees, and the blue-and-gold of the woman's dress.
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