Quatrain LXXIVAh, 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).
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