Item No: frk00584
Title: Drawing (Pelican in its Piety)
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the document is a bird that is piercing its own breast with its beak. Three smaller birds on a pedestal-like nest are reaching up to feed on the blood that is sprouting from the wound. The item is framed by a decorative border.
See FLP 585 for a related example.
Henry S. Borneman
"David Kulp" 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. 479-481.
Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 10, 150-165, 270-274.
Michael S. Bird, O Noble Heart, O Edel Herz: Fraktur and Spirituality in Pennsylvania German Folk Art (Lancaster: Heritage Center Museum, 2002), pp. 91-92.
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[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator