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Accession Number

PAG2001.032

Creation Date

1820

Description

Vertically-oriented piece divided into heavenly and earthly paradise, with angels and crown in top half, Adam and Eve with numerous animals at bottom, floral border at top and sides.

Dimensions in Inches

15 3/4 x 12 3/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on wove paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Bucks County, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

deers, peacocks, angels, hearts, animals, snakes, trees, Adam, Eve, religious

Associated Names

Hattie K Brunner, Robert M Kline

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

Based on style and design, this piece is probably a Mennonite work from Bucks or Montgomery counties. The work reflects the influence of Mennonite fraktur master Andreas Kolb in the appealing use of alternating red and black lettering and execution of the faces of Adam and Eve in profile. The artist copied a portion of the text from various sources. In the upper section above the crown, he left out the word “Fleiß,” which was needed to rhyme with “Paradeiß.” A large fraktur drawing of Adam and Eve that appears to be by an artist familiar with this one, in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, includes the same error.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 63, fig. 3.37.

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