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John Van Minian (active circa 1805-42)

Accession Number

PAG1998.020

Creation Date

1830

Description

Plate 25. Profile drawing of woman in black dress with sheer neckerchief, holding a tulip, large yellow and red tulips at sides with red diamond and black border.

Dimensions in Inches

9 3/4 x 7 3/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on wove paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

tulips, flowers, women

Associated Names

Jacob Slichter, Rosanna, Esther Slichter

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

Language

English

Comment

Little is known about fraktur artist John Van Minian. About twenty pieces of his work, in both English and German, are known. Examples exist for families in Montgomery and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, in Maryland, New Jersey, and even Vermont. Van Minian made a family register for the Slichter/Gunsinghouser family of Limerick Township, Montgomery County in 1826, most likely related to this Taufschein for Esther Slichter from the same area. An example very similar to this Taufschein is a religious text in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, which depicts an almost identical woman, wearing a yellow dress instead, flanked by similar large tulips.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114. Earnest, Russell D., and Corinne P. Earnest.Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners. Rev. ed. 2 vols. East Berlin, Pa.: R. D. Earnest Associates, 1997. 2:177.Hollander, Stacy C. American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum. (New York: American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001) 219.

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