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In German: upper left: Nicolai Derter, Baptismal Witness; upper right: Barbara Schumacher, Baptismal Witness; center: A Christian wish is poured out from the bot salvation. C atarina Titzlir [?] in the year 1765, the 16th of August in the sign of the lion [?], Township. Lancaster County tom of the heart; at every hour I wish her hapiness and skill in the life here on earth in building t he soul's embellishment and wandering the narrow path and fleeing the broad road. During your life, keep only God before your eyes; grow up to be the glory of God and the joy of your neighbor, and to serve mankind and achieve your own salvation. C atarina Titzlir [?] in the year 1765, the 16th of August in the sign of the lion [?], Township. Lancaster; center verso in pen and ink: Meine frau catarina ist gestorben Zwanzig august 1822 (My wife Catarina died August 1822)

Bibliography
1966
101 Primitive Watercolors and Pastels, from the Collection of Edgar William Garbisch and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1966: 2.