Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) (Think, man, of the end [Bedenke, Mensch, das Ende])

Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) (Think, man, of the end [Bedenke, Mensch, das Ende])

Item Info

Item No: frk00419
Title: Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) (Think, man, of the end [Bedenke, Mensch, das Ende])
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 981
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Bedenke Mensch das \ Ende Bedenke deinen Tod Der Tod \ komt oft behende Der heute fresch und roth kan mor= \ gen und geschwinder hinweg gestorben seyn Drum [text breaks off]


Think, man, of the end; think of your death. Death often comes quickly. Who is today fresh and red can tomorrow and sooner die away. Therefore [text breaks off]

Category: Writing Exercise (Vorschrift)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur covers the upper half of the document. The first line, and especially the first letter, is written in a larger and more decorative style than the remainder of the text. Below the text are two vases with flowers, a flowering tree, and several stars. Along the upper edge are several vines with flowers. The entire item is enclosed in a decorative border.

Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 20.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 419
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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