1957.1211 A Fraktur, B Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

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

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Christian Limbach (Scrivener and decorator)

  • Place of Origin:

    Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, North America

  • Date:

    April 2 1795 (1795-1795)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1211 A


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Object Number

1957.1211 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

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

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Christian Limbach (Scrivener and decorator)
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, p. 277. Limbach's only known signed example is Winterthur's fraktur, 57.1211. Don Yoder noted it was done in North Carolina (6/3/04), which would call Limbach's biography (as published in Earnest) into question.

Place of Origin

Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Previously catalogued as Pennsylvania.

Date

April 2 1795 (1795-1795)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left (in brown ink); geschreiben/ den 2ten April 1795.
2. Inscription; Lower right (in red ink); Christian Limbach/ Schulmeister

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

12.8 (H) , 16.4 (W) , 12.8 (Image H) , 16.3 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

32.6 (H) , 41.6 (W) , 12.8 (Image H) , 16.3 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Chain interval: 2.5-2.7 cm; 10 laid lines per cm.

Watermark

Left center: Pro Patria; right center: "G & H Honig"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

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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 pl. II, pp. 312-3.
[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. 520.
[Article] Weiser, Frederick S. 1972 "The Concept of Baptism Among Colonial Pennsylvania German Lutheran and Reformed Church People". The Lutheran Historical Conference: Essays and Reports. 1-45.
Published as fig. 1.
[Book] Falk, Cynthia Gayle & Minardi, Lisa. 2014 A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America.