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Unknown

Accession Number

PAG1998.169

Creation Date

1815

Description

Plate 64. Printed designs with fruit images in bottom corners, pair of angels to left of text, woman in empire-waist gown to right of text, eagle within imprint.

Dimensions in Inches

12 1/2 x 14 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

eagles, angels, fruits, hearts

Associated Names

Jacob Hege, Martha Becher, Martha Becker

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

This piece is exemplary of the influence of American and neo-classical designs on Pennsylvania German art. The eagle and shield motif within the imprint circle at the bottom is clearly meant to be patriotic. The woman at the right is dressed in the fashionable high-waisted gown of the late 18th-early 19th century, and she stands by a column and urn, all classical motifs shown here in fraktur. On this piece, the scrivener likely made a mistake and placed the mother’s married name of Hege as her maiden name, which was probably Lerker.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #192

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114. Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. 2:42.

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