1957.1204 A Fraktur, B Frame, view 1
  • 1957.1204 A Fraktur, B Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Cutwork picture)

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Samuel Bentz (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1800-1850

  • Materials:

    Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Cutwork, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1204 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.1204 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Cutwork picture)

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Samuel Bentz (Artist)
02/26/1792-03/21/1850
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dates, pp. 55-59. Bentz was known as the Mount Pleasant Artist until 1986, when the only signed work by him was discovered. Bentz's father was an itinerant farmer, joiner and itinerant Lutheran preacher (not an ordained pastor) who committed suicide in 1818. It is unclear whether Bentz was affiliated with any church, and he is one of a few fraktur artists who do not include religious verses on their certificates (he also rarely included birth and baptism location). He is also known for drawing clocks on his certificates.

Place of Origin

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

Date

1800-1850

Materials

Paper (laid)

Techniques

Cutwork, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

7.4 (H) , 9.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

18.9 (H) , 24.2 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurement by sight, in frame. H at left. W at bottom. No measurements in folder.

Object Description

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