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Garden Border Artist (active circa 1808-32)

Accession Number

PAG1998.019

Creation Date

12-6-1822

Description

Plate 99. Bookplate made for a Bible with red and green floral border framed in blue, scalloped pen and ink decoration inside of border.

Dimensions in Inches

9 x 6 5/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on woven paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Decorator Location

Southeast Pennsylvania

Motifs

floral, tulips

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 Garden Border Artist, probably a schoolmaster, wrote in both English and German and is easily recognized by his distinctive floral borders. Three other bookplates made for members of the Eby family are known to exist, dated 1808, 1814, and 1816. This artist also made song bookplates and hymn bookplates in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.

Condition

Good

Published

Earnest, Corinne and Russell. Papers for Birth Dayes: A Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners, 2nd edition, 2 vols. (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997). Vol. 2, 300, and The Pennsylvania German Fraktur of the Free Library of Philadelphia (Breinigsville, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1976). Vol. 2, plates 129, 778, 779. Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114.

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