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Motto, with birds and flowers: "Kehr dich auch nicht. . ."

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Inscribed in ink inside heart: "Kehr dich auch nicht / anjiderman, der dir vor au-/ gen dienen kan (?): Richt alles gehet / von herzens-grund. was shön / Und lieblich redt / der mund." Below in brown ink: two-line inscription; lower center in red: Elisabeth Messner


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 15, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1336, fig. 356 (Folk artists)


25.72 x 20.32 cm (10 1/8 x 8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper


Prints and Drawings