1955.0112.002 A Fraktur, B Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Rebecca Rieth

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Gabriel Miesse (Printer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1827-1830

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper

  • Techniques:

    Etching, Engraving, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0112.002 A


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Object Number

1955.0112.002 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Rebecca Rieth

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Gabriel Miesse (Printer)
1807-1886
References: Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans, vol. 4, pp. 70 & 294-6. Miesse was largely self-taught and copied a certificate after Carl Friedrich Egelmann (it is not known whether Miesse was, in fact, Egelmann's pupil). Following his move to Ohio, Miesse "established himself as a well respected doctor, especially for lung diseases." (Stopp, 70) The family relationship between Miesse and the parties named in frakturs 65.9.1-.2 is not known.

Place of Origin

Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Primary creation place is location of Miesse's printshop.

Date

1827-1830

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Bottom right; GABRIEL MIESSE Sc.

Subjects

Religious imagery

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper

Techniques

Etching, Engraving, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

12 (H) , 10 (W) , 11.1 (Image H) , 8.9 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

30.5 (H) , 25.4 (W) , 11.1 (Image H) , 8.9 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H: 11.4 in. (29.0 cm). Plate W: 9.2 in. (23.49 cm).

State

IV

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Stopp, Klaus. 1998 The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 4.
Published under Stopp 772.4, p. 295.