Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Susanna Scheurer

Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Susanna Scheurer

Item Info

Item No: frk00469
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Susanna Scheurer
Creation Date: 12/3/1811
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 65
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Laß dein Engel \ mit mir fahren \ auf Elias wa= \ gen=roth

[on reverse]
Susanna Scheurersin den 3ten Tag \ December 1811


Let your angels ride with me in Elias’ chariot of fire.

[on reverse]
Susanna Scheurersin, December the 3rd day, 1811.

Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

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.

Associated Names: Scheurer, Susanna
Provenance: 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. 

Creation Place County: Region/County:[Lehigh]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location

Image Dimensions Width: 19.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 469
Creator Name: [Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)] - Decorator
[Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)] - Scrivener

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