Abermal ein Ta (g) verflossen.." and 1

Unidentified artist, American, 18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1359 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 19.5 x 30.2 cm (7 11/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen, brown ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- fractur. writing samplers Capital letter “A” at left, enclosing German verses: Herr/ meinen Geist,/ befehl ich dir… decorated with leaves and tulips; “The spacious firmament on high” (eight lines)written below. Three stanzas right, the first four lines in Gothic lettering the remainder in German script; alphabet in capitals at bottom. Border on three sides.


Nadelman (Northampton County, PA); to Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA October 11, 1956

Credit Line

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