God, you are so rich today (Gott, du bist noch heut so reich)

God, you are so rich today (Gott, du bist noch heut so reich)

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Item No: frk00721
Title: God, you are so rich today (Gott, du bist noch heut so reich)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 133
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Gott du bist noch heut so \ Reich, liebes Kind Machs du es gleich, Geden= \ cke, nur an deinen Gott, der versorgt dich in der \ Noth, Halte nur Beständig aus; So Kommst du \ ins Gottes Hauß, Liebe feind so wohl als freund \ So hast du es Treu gemeint, ehre Vater und \ Mutter wohl, wie es billig ia sein soll; Amen
Geschrieben, den 19ten Februarius 1799


God, you are so rich today, dear child, do the same. Think only of your God who takes care of you in need. Persevere steadfastly and you will come into God’s house. Love foe as well as friend, thus you have meant it well. Honor father and mother well, as should be proper. Amen.
Written on the 19th of February 1799.

Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within a rectangular frame is in the center of the document. In the upper center is a winged head beneath an arch. Above it are two circles and several flowers. In the upper left corner is a lion, and in the upper left corner is a unicorn. Both are tethered to the center frame by a rope. In the lower corners are two pairs of parrots. Each pair is surrounded by a profusion of flowery vines that emerge from a pot. In the lower center are various flowers, including a large tulip.

Christian Beschler was formerly known as the Sussel-Unicorn Artist.

Associated Names: Beschler, Christian
Provenance: Arthur Sussel


Donald M. Herr, "Christian Beschler, The 'Sussel-Unicorn' Artist," in Antiques and FIne Art (Spring 2008): 150-157.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location
City/Town/Township:[Upper Mahoney Township]

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1799
Image Dimensions Width: 31 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 721
Creator Name: [Christian Beschler (active c. 1796-c.1820)] - Decorator
[Christian Beschler (active c. 1796-c.1820)] - Scrivener

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