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Accession Number

PAG1998.189

Date Range

1838-1839

Description

Printed blank Taufschein with angels in blue and red spotted gowns at sides, birds in bottom corners, and reclining cherub at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

15 1/2 x 12 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, birds, flowers, clouds, fruits

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

Language

English

Comment

This is a rare Taufschein printed in English by John Ritter. The Necklace Artist,so-called because of his frequent adornment of the large angels with a necklace as seen here, also often added crests to the printed birds’ heads, including the small one perched on the hand of the angel on the left. Note how different the English verses are from the German hymn.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #691

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. 207.

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