Title

Drawing

Printer

Daniel Otto

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Decorator

Daniel Otto (circa 1770-1822)

Accession Number

PAG2002.0119

Date Range

1770-1820

Description

Fanciful drawing of a yellow horse with a green tail instead of rear legs, with double-winged bird and flowering vines, wavy brown ground at bottom.

Dimensions in Inches

6 1/2 x 8 1/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored

Decorator Location

Northumberland, Centre, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Brush Valley, Miles Township, Northumberland County, Centre, Pennsylvania

Motifs

tulips, flowers, birds, seahorses, parrots, horses

Associated Names

Daniel Otto

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

Comment

Henrich Otto, most famous for the numerous Taufscheinethat he decorated, also made a number of drawings containing animals and flowers. The seahorse on this piece is a very rare image for Otto and appears in small scale on only a very few of his Taufscheine. The “6” which appears on this piece in the upper right corner is interesting and could possibly have been a price or a number in a series of fraktur drawings.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 68, fig. 3.42..

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