Cut-paper Picture

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1752

GUSN

GUSN-55964

Description

Cut paper Valentine with cut out figures birds and flowers. Center plain with poem: "Let love occupy your heart / Let love inflame you continually. Not a love which burns with incontinence / And pursues a base desire for worldy things. / God's love should impel you / To leave Evil alone / To love your Neighbor as yourself / And carry your cross forbearingly / Made in Honor/ of/ Sophia Kemperlin / moth(?) of John Tillman Dickenshaw in the year of our Lord 1752."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cut-paper work
paper (fiber product)
love
valentines
Love
Valentine
Picture, Cut-paper

Associated Person

Kemperlin, Sophia

Associated Building

Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

14 7/8 x 18 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edmund Quincy

Accession Number

1972.42

Places

New Jersey (United States)