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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!


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).

Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2009
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
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Gorgeous and elegant! :iconblueflowerplz:
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 >.<
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. :)
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a deep sense of calm serenity!
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous...I really love this one! :clap:
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.
Remige Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I just adore the radiant little details in this. So beautiful.
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.
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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