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Daniel Otto (circa 1770-1822)

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Daniel Otto (circa 1770-1822)

Accession Number

PAG1998.160

Creation Date

1800

Description

Plate17. Printed Taufschein with floral-and-bird borders at sides, winged angel head at bottom center, unusual beehive design with mortar and pestle, circle on plinth at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

12 3/4 x 15 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Haines, Centre County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

floral, flowers, birds, tulips

Associated Names

Friederich Stober, Anna Hetzler, Michael, Jasensky, Michael Rohn, Elisabeth Rohn, Michael Stover

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 shows Daniel Otto’s frequent heavy use of yellow with red as an embellishment. The beehive, mortar and pestle motif at the top center is found more commonly as medicine bottle labels. The empty space below would be used to write in the name and dosage instructions. The only two known extant versions of this edition were made for brothers Michael (born May 16, 1793) and Daniel Stober (born February 14, 1809). Both were decorated by Daniel Otto with only slight variations.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #331, 3:16

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.

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