Calligraphy sample with the hymn "Bist du denn, Jesu"

1796
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American), Possibly by Johannes Dederck (born in 1796)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1361, fig. 372 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.5 x 32.2 cm (7 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.410

Medium or Technique

Red and brown ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. Calligraphic sample based on the hymn “Bist du denn, Jesu, mit deiner Huelf … ” written by Joachim Neander (German, 1650-1680). Written in Germany, the hymn was published several times in German Pennsylvania as well.

Inscription

LL in red ink: Johannes Dederck dn 5/ Marz 1796; on verso in ink: Diese Vorschrift gehort mir John Deturck; below in larger letters: Johannes Deturck

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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