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Item No: frkr00001d
Fraktur Artist's Toolkit
Decorator: [Wetzel-Geometric Artist (active c. 1780-1816)]
Scrivener: [Wetzel-Geometric Artist (active c. 1780-1816)]
Note: Based on design characteristics and artist's location
ca. 1780 - ca. 1810
Media Type: Realia
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
These are some of the contents of the Fraktur Artist’s Toolkit. They include five hand-drawn and hand-colored images of geometric motifs, each measuring about 4cm x 4cm. The motifs relate closely to the work of the Wetzel-Geometric Artist (see also FLP 344, 645, and 1030 for examples of this artist's work). Also included are sixteen clippings of printed text in Fraktur, consisting of a dialogue between God and Adam and Eve. Each clipping measures about 2cm x 10.5cm. Finally, the kit includes two hand-lettered pieces of text, measuring about 4cm x 8cm. They are two stanzas from the popular text “Ich bin getauft (I am baptized).” For images of the closed and opened case, see frk00001a and frk00001c.
"Wetzel-Geometric 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, pp. 808-809.
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