Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Cornelius Dotter

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Northampton County Artist (Scrivener and decorator)

  • Place of Origin:

    Chesnut Hill Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1826-1837

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1961.1105


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1961.1105

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Cornelius Dotter

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Northampton County Artist (Scrivener and decorator)
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, pp. 301-2. This artist's work is distinguished by his frequent use of "Schimmel-type" eagles at the top of his certificates, men and women sitting in chairs, and stylized vases with three-petaled flowers with fringed edges. Mistakenly called Cornelius Dotter.

Place of Origin

Chesnut Hill Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Primary creation place is birthplace on certificate.

Date

1826-1837

Subjects

American Eagle

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

15.69 (H) , 12.37 (W) , 15.69 (Image H) , 12.37 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

39.84 (H) , 31.4 (W) , 15.69 (Image H) , 12.37 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom.

Watermark

LEVAN

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Hutchins, Catherine E., et al. 1983 Arts of the Pennsylvania Germans.
Published as fig. 291 p. 295.
[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. 576.
[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published as fig. 10 on p. 24 and on p. 116.
[Book] Bishop, Robert. 1979 Folk Painters of America.
Related example published as pl. 40.
[Article] Mass, Jennifer, et al. 09//2005 Materials of the Pennsylvania German Fraktur Artist. Antiques. 168 (3): 128-135.
Published as pl. III, on p. 129.