Drawing (Birds on Trees)

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Drawing (Birds on Trees)

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Item No: frk01061
Title: Drawing (Birds on Trees)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 979
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: C B [G B ?]
Transcription:

Rühren nicht die Vöge= \ lein, morgens ihre \ Züngelein so geschwind \ der tag anbricht; \ lassen sie daß \ dancken nicht.
Auf dem grü= \ nen Bum im Wald, \ dem Vögelein sein \ Lob erschallt.
 


Translation:

Don’t the little birds move their little tongues as soon as the day begins? They don’t refrain from expressing gratitude. From the green tree in the woods the little birds’ praise resounds.


Category: Drawing
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document are two trees with three birds. The text in Fraktur is in the upper left corner and upper center. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.


Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 19.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1061
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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