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Spring Blessing: "Du Lässt den schönen Frühling Kommen . . ."

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Inscription

Inscription in ink lower left: "Du Last den schönen Frühling / Kommen, du gibst der nackenden / Erd ihr kleit, du segnest vatter / Deine Frommen mit überflusz / Und Seligkeit. , . . . . ." You allow the beautiful Spring to come, you give the naked earth her clothes; you bless O Father, the pious with abundance and happiness.

Provenance

Coll.:Lorimer; Maxim Karolilk: gift to MFA Dec, 14, 1950

Credit Line

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

1790–1850

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. 1311, color plate XXIII (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.0 x 31.4 cm (7 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3839

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and brown ink, graphite on paper

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors