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Decorator

Alsdorff Copy Artist (active circa 1823)

Accession Number

PAG1998.016

Creation Date

1-26-1823

Description

Plate 100. Bookplate with winged angel head and cedar trees, pin-pricked outline around angel.

Dimensions in Inches

5 1/2 x 3 1/4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on woven paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Decorator Location

Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

trees, angels

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Provenance

Jonas Weber

Script/Text

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Transcription

Dieses Fragen/Büchlein Gehöret/Mir/Jonas Weber/Mir Zur Lehr und Gott Zur ehr/den 26ten/Januarius/1823

Translation

This little question [catechism] book belongs to me, Jonas Weber, to teach me and to honor God. The 26th of January 1823

Comment

This bookplate is sized to fit a Mennonite catechism bookand was probably made for Jonas Weber by his schoolmaster as a reward. Cedar trees are a common image found on Mennonite fraktur.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114.

File Format

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Type

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