Drawing (Pelican in its Piety)

Drawing (Pelican in its Piety)

Item Info

Item No: frk00584
Title: Drawing (Pelican in its Piety)
Weiser Number: 149
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Category: Drawing
Media Type: Drawings
Source: 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.

Associated Names: Kulp, David
Provenance: 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.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and artist's location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 12.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 584
Creator Name: [David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator

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