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Original Pen & Watercolor Eternal Knot of Love Extra Illustrated with a man and a women, pairs of hearts and hands and flowers and lovebirds

Letter folds. Single separation on fold line. Light toning.

c1840s. A 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" hand penned and watercolor eternal knot of love with a continuous intersection verse committing one's affection. Of particular note in this love knot is the paired illustrations in the central grid. They include pairs or couples; a man and a woman, hands, hearts, love birds,roses, forget-me-nots and trees. Floral embellishments amidst the The wandering and twining verse reads:

This is love and worth commending still beginning never ending like a love knot that is twining in a round still up at squaring in and out whose ever angle more and more doth entangle still hath a measure still in moving never fair but always loving twining arms extending kisses each partaking others blisses true love is a precious treasure loves aching weeping still together both in one bliss in either never breaking ever bending this is love worth commending. Irregular edges. Separations at folds. Surface wear.

Price: $725.00

Item #26017478