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Accession Number

PAG1998.174

Date Range

1809-1812

Description

Plate 4. Hand-drawn Taufscheine with floral-and-vine borders, angel with crossed legs at top center, flanked by two large parrots.

Dimensions in Inches

12 3/8 x 15 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Heidelberg Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

angels, birds, flowers, parrots, floral, leaves

Associated Names

Andres Cap, Andres Kapp, Maria Eliesabeth, Johannes, Hendel, Adam Kehl

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

Comment

The Cross-Legged Angel artist, so-called due to his frequent inclusion of this distinctive character as on this piece, remains to be identified. Other artists, among them Friedrich Speyer, employed a similar motif, so attributions to this artist must be made with caution. The angels’ legs on the Cross-Legged Angel artist usually have clearly visible lines for each leg although they are overlapping,whereas Speyer’s angels do not. This artist work is also often recognizable by the small blue urns with red cross-hatching. He frequently used a zig-zag border to divide the fraktur into sections. This artist made fraktur for families in Berks, Dauphin, and Lancaster counties.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114.

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