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More on Edward Taylor Jewett

November 15, 2021

Several years ago, Bob Forrest posted an item about a unique copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam which was hand illuminated and illustrated in the 1920’s by the US artist Edward Taylor Jewett – see

Very recently Beverly Sacks posted the following comment on the original blog item

‘I have an original painting on vellum by Edward Taylor Jewett illustrating the poem Bold Souls by Hafiz Shirazi.’

Beverly has since sent us some images of this painting, two of which we show below. She comments further ‘The painting is in its original frame.  Overall measurements with the frame is 8-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.  It is signed above the word cheek in the text.’

The style of the painting is certainly very similar to that of the Rubaiyat illustrations that Jewett created, and Bob’s article quotes a source that indicates that the artist had a special interest in Persian Art. Unfortunately Beverly has no more information about the provenance of the Hafiz painting. If any readers know more about this work or about the output and life of Jewett more generally, please comment below.

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  1. November 15, 2021 1:24 pm

    Beautiful – the typography is gorgeous

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