Item No: frk00391
Title: Spread out both little wings (Breit aus die Flüglein beyde)
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Breit aus die flüglein beyde \ O Jesu meine freude und nim dein \ küchlein ein, will Satan mich verschlingen \ so laß die englein singen diß soll unver \ =letzet seyn. \ Gemacht vor die Anna Neu= \ =kummet den 26ten Mertz \ 1825
Spread out both little wings, Oh Jesus, my joy, and take in your chicks. If Satan wants to devour me let the little angels sing, this shall be remain unharmed. Made for Anna Neukummet, the 26th of March 1825.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within a heart is in the center of the document. The heart is surrounded on the sides and bottom by leaves and flowers. On the sides and in the upper center are three baskets with flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. For another example by this artist, see FLP 290. A bookplate made by the same artist for Johannes Neukommet is inscribed Manor Township, Lancaster County. One example by this artist is signed John Ebermann, but it is unclear whether he was the maker or owner.
Henry S. Borneman
“John Ebermann Artist” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 217-218.
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener