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Pseudo-Otto Artist (active circa 1773-1809)

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Pseudo-Otto Artist (active circa 1773-1809)

Accession Number

PAG1998.157

Creation Date

1792

Description

Plate 18. Printed Taufschein with colorful blue, red, and yellow birds, floral-and-vine borders, and winged angel heads in top corners.

Dimensions in Inches

12 5/8 x 15 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and Ink on laid Paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Ephrata Cloister, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

birds, floral, flowers, tulips, eagles

Associated Names

Ludwig Bordner, Lissa Margret Gantz, Barbara, Schreder, Barbara Gantz

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 Pseudo-Otto Artist’s work is strongly reflective of Henrich Otto’s style. His work is much cruder than Otto’s finely executed designs however. One of his characteristic elements is a circular flower with vertical stripes, which appears in this piece twice in yellow with red.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #255.2

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. 2:183.

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