Love Letter (Liebesbrief) for Barbara Müller


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Item No: frk01259
Title: Love Letter (Liebesbrief) for Barbara Müller
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

[in center]
Barba \ ra Mül \ lerin

[in hearts, going clockwise]
Das Hertze \ mein Soll \ dir ergeben \ sein
Siehe meine \ Freundin, \ Du bist \ schön
Siehe schön bist \ du. Deine \ Augen \ sind
wie Taubenau= \ gen zwischen \ deinen zov \ fen
Dein Haar \ ist wie die \ Ziegen
heerde die bescho= \ ren sind auf dem \ Berge Gi \ lead
Deine zwo \ Brüste sind \ wie zwe \ y
Junge Reh \ zwilinge= \ Hohe Lied Salom \ 4 C 5 V

[around outer border]
Lobe den Herrn in seinem Heiligthum. Lobet Ihn in der Veste seiner Macht. Lobet Ihn in seinen Thaten. Lobet Ihn in seiner grossen Herrlichkeit. Lobet Ihn mit Posaunen. Lobet Ihn mit Psalter und Harfen. Lobet Ihn mit Paucken und Reigen. Lobet Ihn mit Saiten und Pfeiffen. Lobet Ihn mit hellen Cymbeln. Alles was Odem hat Lobe den Herrn, Halleluja Amen


[in center]
Barbara Müllerin

[in hearts, going clockwise]
The heart of mine shall be devoted to you. See, my girlfriend, you are beautiful. See, you are beautiful. Your eyes are like the eyes of doves between your braids. Your hair is like the flock of goats that was shorn on the mountain Gilead. Your two breasts are like two young deer that are twin. Song of Solomon 4:5.

[around outer border]
Praise the Lord in his Kingdom. Praise him in the vest of his power. Praise him in his deeds. Praise him in his great glory. Praise him with trombones. Praise him with Psalter and harps. Praise him with drums and dance. Praise him with strings and flutes. Praise him with clear cymbals. Everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Amen.

Category: Love Letter (Liebesbrief)
Media Type: Cutwork
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered; cutwork. This intricately cut fraktur is circular, with a serrated border. The text in Fraktur is in a circle and eight hearts in the center of the document. Additional text runs along the outer border. Four winged angels, small flowers and an elaborately cut profusion of floral motifs, including leaves, surround the central text frames.

Associated Names: Müller, Barbara
Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1259
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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