Beloved Godfather (Theuerster Pathe)

Beloved Godfather (Theuerster Pathe)

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Item No: frk01137
Title: Beloved Godfather (Theuerster Pathe)
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Theuerster Pathe, tief o tief gerührt \ Bring ich Sie den Danck, den Sie gebührt \ Sehn Sie noch die stille Thräne fließen \ Die mir offt schon dies Gefühl entrissen \ Könten Sie doch jetzt mein stilles Flehn \ Für Ihr Wohl und für Ihr Leben sehn.
J. F. Baehr: An: 1789.


Dearest godfather, deeply o deeply moved I bring you the gratitude that you deserve. See the silent flowing of the tear that has often snatched this feeling from me. If you could only now see my quiet pleas for your wellbeing and for your life.
J. F. Baehr, anno 1789.

Category: New Year’s Wish (Neujahrswunsch)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in German script within a rectangular frame is in the lower center of the document. It forms a portion of a pedestal with a toppled column. On it sits a circular frame containing an image of a figure in a red robe leaning on a pedestal that is covered with roses and beside a tree. The image is topped by flowers and a bow. The entire document is framed by a border, including a garland of flowers at the top.

Associated Names: Baehr, J. F.
Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:Europe

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1789
Image Dimensions Width: 21.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1137
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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