1957.1180 Fraktur, 1965.2332 Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Writing sample)

  • Title:

    Writing specimen (Vorschrift) for Christoph Näuman

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Johannes Krauss (Scrivener and decorator)

  • Place of Origin:

    Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    December 4 1786 (1786-1786)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1180


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Object Number

1957.1180

Object Name

Fraktur (Writing sample)

Title

Writing specimen (Vorschrift) for Christoph Näuman

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Johannes Krauss (Scrivener and decorator)
March 1, 1770-February 12, 1819

Place of Origin

Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

The Krauss family lived near Kraussdale in what is now Lehigh County (formerly part of Montgomery County). Christoph Näuman (Neauman) was a shoemaker and farmer in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County.

Date

December 4 1786 (1786-1786)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Across bottom, in spaces between reserves; johannes/ krauss

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

16 (H) , 12.9 (W) , 15.5 (Image H) , 12.4 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

40.6 (H) , 32.8 (W) , 15.5 (Image H) , 12.4 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H and W of secondary support. H at left. W at bottom. Chain intervals and laid lines per cm not measured.

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Evans, Nancy Goyne. 02//1973 Documented Fraktur in the Winterthur collection, Part I. Antiques. 103 (2): 307-18.
Published as fig. 6, pp. 310-11.
[Book] Earnest, Russell D. & Earnest, Corinne P. 1997 Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners. 2 vols. 909.
Published on p. 459.
[Book] Brunner, Raymond J. 1990 That Ingenious Business: Pennsylvania German Organ Builders.
For more on the life of Krauss, see pp. 128-133 and 223-229.
[Book] Brecht, Samuel Kriebel. 1923 The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families.
For more on the Krauss genealogy, see pp. 151-152, 664.
[Book] Moyer, Dennis K. 1998 Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection.
For more on the Krauss family and other examples of this artist's work, see pp. 188-194.