1957.1205 A Fraktur, B Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Maria Siegfried

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Martin Brechall (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1812-1830

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1205 A


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Object Number

1957.1205 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Maria Siegfried

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Martin Brechall (Artist)
c. 1757-02/11/1831
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, pp. 71-77. Brechall was reportedly a Hessian, but served in the American forces during the Revolution, 1777-83. He made his own certificates and used printed forms.

Place of Origin

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

Origin Notes

Primary creation place is birthplace on certificate.

Date

1812-1830

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

13 (H) , 7.93 (W) , 12.9 (Image H) , 7.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

33.02 (H) , 20.14 (W) , 12.9 (Image H) , 7.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements by sight, in frame. H at left. W at bottom. No conservation file.

Watermark

"AL"

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 mroe info. on Brechall, see pp. 117-123. This example not listed.