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In German: upper left:in pen and brown ink: Nicolai Derter, Tauff Zeugr [Nicolai Derter, Baptismal Witness]; upper right in pen and brown ink: Barbarra Lumacherin, Tauff Zeugin [Barbara Schumacher, Baptismal Witness]; center in pen and brown ink: Ehrstlichr wunsch flieseht aus / dem Herzens Grund, zu aller Stund / Winsch ich ihm glück und Gunst, in / dem leben allhier, Zu bauen der / Seelen Ziehr, auch wandeln den / eggen Weg, und fliehen den breiten / Steeg, das Leben dein, Gab Gott vor / augen allein, wacht auff zu / Gottes ehr, und deiner nahchsten / Freud, Zum menschlichem nutz / und deiner Seeligkeit. Catarina / Fitzlei(?) Geboren Anno / 1765. Dom 16th August im / Zeichen Löwe; Bettel daunsip / Lenkestru County [The most important wish flows out of the depths of the heart, I wish him luck and goodwill at all hours, to build the soul’s ornament in this life, also wander the narrow path and flee the broad path, God gave you life before his eyes alone, awaken to God’s honor and your closest joy, for human benefit and your salvation. Catarina Fitzlei(?) Born Year 1765. Sunday, 16. August in the sign of Leo; Bethel Township Lancaster]

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.