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Michael Kohr

Accession Number

PAG2001.029

Creation Date

1800

Description

Drawing of a barn with inscription in the doorway, with a calf’s head peeking around door and three stars on gable end.

Dimensions in Inches

3 7/8 x 6 1/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Decorator Location

Bethel Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Swatara Township, Bethel Township Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Category

Drawing or Reward of merit

Motifs

barns, calfs, cows, stars, chimney, Christmas

Associated Names

Michael Kohr

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

Transcription

Ach/HERR, du/Schöpfer aller/Ding, wie bist/du worden so/gering, daß Du/da lagst auf dür-/rem Gras, da-/von ein Rind/und Esel aß.

Translation

Oh LORD, you Creator of all things, how did you become so humble, that you lay on dry grass of which a cow and donkey ate? Verso: Michael Kohr

Comment

This is an unusual fraktur related to the Christmas story. The signature on the back could be that of either the artist or recipient.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 92, fig. 3.66.

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