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Martin Brechall (circa 1757-1831)

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Martin Brechall (circa 1757-1831)

Accession Number

PAG1998.170

Creation Date

1800

Description

Plate 27. Central circle with four hearts, angels in upper corners, and red, black, and yellow small floral designs.

Dimensions in Inches

13 1/4 x 16 1/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

hearts, angels, flowers, floral

Associated Names

Jacob Hinderleiter, Esther Breyfogel, Daniel, Johan Henrich Helffrich, Matthaus Hinderleiter, Matthaas Hinderleiter, Mathias Hinderleiter

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 with added German script

Language

German

Comment

This unknown artist included the verse of the usual baptismal hymns within the four hearts, read counter-clockwise starting at the top. When he ran out of room for the last part of the text in the left heart, he squeezed it in at the start of the text in the bottom heart. The artist was likely familiar with the work of the Flying Angel artist (active c. 1780-1811), as the angels in the top corners of this piece are reminiscent of his work.

Condition

Good

Published

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

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