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Item No: frk00011
Drawing for Barbra Oberholtzer
Scrivener: [Weisel Family Artist (active c. 1838)]
Decorator: [Weisel Family Artist (active c. 1838)]
Note: Based on design characteristics and family name
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 43.5 cm x 22.5 cm
Material: Wove paper; watercolor
Media Type: Manuscripts
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The name is framed by a heart that supports the leaves of a large tulip in the center of the drawing. At the top is an eagle holding a cache of arrows in his claws, and a red, white and blue banner in his beak. Several small decorative motifs flank the tulip. This drawing may have been a bookplate.
A drawing made for Francis Weisel of Bedminster Township, Bucks County and dated 1838 has a closely-related eagle motif.
Henry S. Borneman
"Weisel Family Artist" 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. 2, p. 799.
Corinne and Russell Earnest, Fraktur: Folk Art and Family (Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1999), see p. 104 for a related example.
Judith Tannenbaum, "Connecting Past to Present: Contemporary Artists with Links to Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 85 as fig. 73.
Weiser Number: 673
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