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Item No: frk00652
Decorator: [Susanna Hübner (1750-1818)]
Scrivener: [Susanna Hübner (1750-1818)]
Town/Township: [Worcester Township]
Note: Based on design characteristics and artist's location
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 20.9 cm x 17 cm
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Media Type: Drawings
Heebner, Susanna; Hübner, Susanna
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a richly decorated capital letter H. The decorations include a variety of flowers, including tulips, rosettes and stars. The entire drawing is framed by a decorative border.
Probably Schwenkfelder in origin.
Published by Henry S. Borneman and mistakenly described as a capital letter B.
Henry S. Borneman
"Susanna Hübner" 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. 418-419.
Dennis K. Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1997), pp. 74-80.
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts (Norristown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1937), published as plate 17.
Janine Pollock, "The Free Library of Philadelphia's Pennsylvania German Collection," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 12 as fig. 1.
Weiser Number: 270
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