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Catharina (Mayer) Gomber (active circa 1820-27)

Accession Number

PAG1998.196

Date Range

1823-1827

Description

Printed Taufschein with angels in profile at sides, pair of birds in lower corners, angel on cloud at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

16 x 13

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Reading, Pennsylvania

Category

Writing exercise document (Vorschrift)

Motifs

birds, leaves, angels, eagles, ribbons, clouds

Associated Names

Johann Ritter, Johan Phillip, Catharina Gomber

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

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Comment

The red and green colors are typical of the Gombers’ work. The angel’s skin except for the face is colored red, similar to the drawings of Adam and Eve in PAG2001.032.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #675

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. 191.

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