1957.1179 Fraktur
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Catharina Müller

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Cross-legged Angel Artist (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Heidelberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1803-1815

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1179


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Object Number

1957.1179

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Catharina Müller

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Cross-legged Angel Artist (Maker)
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, pp. 91-3. The Earnests note this artist was not the only one to use a cross-legged angel, but his certificates typically place them at the top center and use zig-zag or sawtooth borders. His script is difficult to read. Despite the fact this artist worked in a limited date and geographic range, his identity has not been discovered.

Place of Origin

Heidelberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Primary creation place is birthplace noted on certificate. The Cross-legged Angel Artist worked in the area where Berks, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties intersect.

Date

1803-1815

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

13.1 (H) , 15.8 (W) , 13.1 (Image H) , 15.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

33.2 (H) , 40.1 (W) , 13.1 (Image H) , 15.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left (just past corners). W at bottom (just above corners). Chain intervals: 2.85-2.95 cm; 12 laid lines per cm.

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Earnest, Russell D. & Earnest, Corinne P. 1997 Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners. 2 vols. 909.
For more on the Cross-legged Angel Artist, see pp. 163-165. Winterthur's example is not listed.