1957.1112 Drawing, 1965.0515 Frame, view 1
  • 1957.1112 Drawing, 1965.0515 Frame, view 1
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Drawing (Watercolor drawing)

  • Title:

    Portrait of a Man

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Jacob Maentel (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1820-1840

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1112


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.1112

Object Name

Drawing (Watercolor drawing)

Title

Portrait of a Man

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Jacob Maentel (Artist)
1778-1863
Jacob Maentel was born in Kassel, Hessia, Germany, on October 15, 1778. He immigrated to America by 1811, when he applied for citizenship in York County, Pennsylvania. Maentel worked as a portrait painter in southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Schaefferstown area of Lebanon County, before moving to New Harmony, Indiana, in the late 1830s. There he continued to paint portraits and died about 1863. No official record of his death has been found.

Place of Origin

Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1820-1840

Subjects

Portrait

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

12.4 (H) , 7.9 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

31.5 (H) , 20 (W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom.

Coloring

Hand colored with translucent watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Black, Mary Childs. 1990 Simplicity, A Grace: Jacob Maentel in Indiana.

[Book] Lipman, Jean & Armstrong, Tom. 1980 American Folk Painters of Three Centuries.
See pp. 116-123.
[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published on p.92, plate VI; p.108, cat. no. 31.