Drawing (Adam and Eve)

Drawing (Adam and Eve)

Item Info

Item No: frk00282
Title: Drawing (Adam and Eve)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 556
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Me. Herzlich thut mich verlangen.


Me[lody]: My heart is filled with longing

Category: Drawing
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a leafy tree with fruit. Next to it are Adam and Eve. The snake is draped around the trunk and a branch. It is offering fruit to Eve, who is handing an apple to Adam. They are standing on grassy ground with flowers. The text in Fraktur extends along the top of the document, referencing the title of a song, Herzlich thut mich verlangen, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The drawing is copied from popular Adam and Eve broadsides printed in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 24.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 282
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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