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Accession Number

PAG1998.199

Creation Date

1821

Description

Plate 56.Printed Taufschein with angels in yellow robes facing forward on sides, birds in bottom corners, eagle with shield in top center

Dimensions in Inches

16 x 13

Materials

Watercolor and Ink on wove Paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Hanover, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

birds, angels, clouds, leaves, harps

Associated Names

Johannes Becker, Elisabetha Kaufmann, David, Pauli, Elisabetha Becker

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 German Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

German script

Language

German

Comment

Several pieces are known from the hand of this artist, who colored his angels in bright yellow dresses and often colored their feet blue. Despite the printed design of their dress, the artist in this case left the top of the gown uncolored and added very distinct nipples in red. York County certificates are also distinguished for their common use of the term “Freystaat” (free state) of Pennsylvania instead of simply “Staat.”

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #301

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114. Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. 2:248.

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