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Catherine Espensched

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Catherine Espensched

Accession Number

PAG2002.0098

Creation Date

1819

Description

Double bookplate for hymnal with three-heart design, red, yellow, and black floral designs.

Dimensions in Inches

6 3/4 x 6 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Category

Bookplate

Motifs

hearts, tulips, flowers

Associated Names

Catharina Espensched

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Transcription

Dieses Gesangbuch Gehöret Mir/Catharina Espensched/zu/ O wie seelig ist die [S]eele Die die lampe zuge=/richt, Daß es ihr da ni[ch]t am öle, wenn der/bräutigam kommt g[e]bricht! Daß ist eine/kluge Braut, die [d]arauf weils zeit/ist schaut: Die [w]ird alsdann/wohl bestehen, und zur/Himmels=Freude/geh[e]n/18[1]9 [Left heart] Singet und/spielet Dein/HERRN/in eurem Herzen [Right heart] Lobet Den/HErrn alle hei=/den Preiset/ihn alle/völker

Translation

This songbook belongs to me, Catharina Espensched. Oh how peaceful is the soul that prepares the lamp, that it does not lack oil, when the bridegroom comes! That is a clever bride, that sees to it while [there] is time. She will then pass the test well, and go to heaven’s joy. 1819. [Left heart] Sing and play [for] your LORD in your hearts. [Right heart] Honor the Lord all heathens, praise him all people.

Comment

On reverse of housing, "Cover of Dutchman."

Condition

Poor- crease

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 100, fig. 3.75.

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