Drawing (Variety of Birds)
- Anonymous [School of Johann Adam Eyer (active c. 1790-1820)] - Decorator
- Anonymous - Scrivener
Note: Based on design characteristics
20.5 cm x 33.8 cm
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Eyer, Johann Adam
geschrieben \ d 10den \ Merz im \ Jahr \ 1816
written the 10th of March in the year 1816.
"Johann Adam Eyer" and "Eyer School" in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 256-265.
"Johann Adam Eyer" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 256-260.
Frederick S. Weiser, "IAE SD, the Story of Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)," in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1980), pp. 437-506.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The document is covered with a variety of birds of different sizes, most of whom are perched on leafy stems of flowers. In the upper right corner is a man with tailcoat, top hat and walking stick. On the right side is a man with a long coat and hat who is holding an open book in one hand. The text in German script within a heart is in the lower right corner. The drawing is framed by a decorative border.
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