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Accession Number

PAG1998.234

Date Range

1823-1827

Description

Printed Taufscheinwith angels in profile at sides, pair of birds on vine in bottom corners, angel reclining on cloud at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

15 5/8 x 12 3/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

angels, birds, clouds, doves, Celtic knots

Associated Names

Leonhard Neidig, Margareth Moser, Sarah, Jacob Miller

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 Necklace Artist added orange crests to the birds at the bottom, and even a small one on the bird in the left-hand angel’s hand. The artist gets his name from his habit of drawing necklaces on the angels, as seen here. A delicate Celtic knot design was drawn twice within blank space. The artist also added red cheeks to the angels and even put a red dot on the envelope in the angel’s hand at the top, perhaps as sealing wax.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #676

Published

Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. vol. 4, p. 192.

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