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Item No: frk00469
Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Susanna Scheurer
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Decorator: [Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)]
Scrivener: [Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)]
Note: Based on artist's location
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 19.8 cm x 16.4 cm
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Media Type: Manuscripts
Brechall, Martin; Scheurer, Susanna
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The verse in Fraktur is within a heart in the lower center of the document. From it protrudes a large flower. The heart is flanked by tulips. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. The name and date in Fraktur on the reverse are written vertically along the right edge of the leaf.
Laß dein Engel \ mit mir fahren \ auf Elias wa= \ gen=roth
Susanna Scheurersin den 3ten Tag \ December 1811
Let your angels ride with me in Elias’ chariot of fire.
Susanna Scheurersin, December the 3rd day, 1811.
Henry S. Borneman
"Martin Brechall" 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. 117-123.
Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 38 as fig. 24.
Weiser Number: 65
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