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

1790–1850
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 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

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. Man and woman in late 18th century costume facing each other on either side of ornamental plant in pot.

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 Karolik: 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