Item No: frk00282
Title: Drawing (Adam and Eve)
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Me. Herzlich thut mich verlangen.
Me[lody]: My heart is filled with longing
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.
Henry S. Borneman
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