1957.1227 A Fraktur, B frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Johannes Hachmeister

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Francis Portzline (Scrivener and decorator)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Chapman Township, Union, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1845-1855

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Graphite; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1227 A


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Object Number

1957.1227 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Johannes Hachmeister

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Francis Portzline (Scrivener and decorator)
10/04/1771-1857
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, pp. 327-30; Evans, "Documented Fraktur in the Winterthur Collection: Part II," Magazine Antiques, p. 547. According to Evans, Portzline was the first fraktur artist to be identified because he signed so many of his fraktur. Portzline's fraktur are also distinguished by his use of interlaced designs or Celtic knots.

Place of Origin

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

Origin Notes

Portzline lived and worked in Union County, part of present-day Snyder County.

Secondary Place of Origin

Chapman Township, Union, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Secondary creation place is birthplace on certificate.

Date

1845-1855

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Bottom right; Francis Portzline

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Graphite; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Construction Description

Machine-made wove paper.

Dimensions (inches)

15.12 (H) , 12.25 (W) , 15.12 (Image H) , 12.25 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

38.41 (H) , 31.1 (W) , 15.12 (Image H) , 12.25 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom.

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Evans, Nancy Goyne. 03//1973 Documented Fraktur in the Winterthur Collection: Part II. Antiques. 103 (3): 539-49.
Published as pl. IV, pp. 547 and 549.
[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. 625. For more info. on Portzline, see pp. 623-626.