Drawing (Variety of Birds)

Drawing (Variety of Birds)

Item Info

Item No: frk00631
Title: Drawing (Variety of Birds)
Creation Date: 3/10/1816
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 167
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

geschrieben \ d 10den \ Merz im \ Jahr \ 1816


written the 10th of March in the year 1816.

Category: Drawing
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The document is covered with a variety of birds of different sizes, most of whom are perched on leafy stems of flowers. In the upper right corner is a man with tailcoat, top hat and walking stick. On the right side is a man with a long coat and hat who is holding an open book in one hand. The text in German script within a heart is in the lower right corner. The drawing is framed by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Eyer, Johann Adam
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


"Johann Adam Eyer" and "Eyer School" in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 256-265.

"Johann Adam Eyer" 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. 256-260.

Frederick S. Weiser, "IAE SD, the Story of Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)," in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1980), pp. 437-506.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Image Dimensions Width: 20.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 631
Creator Name: Anonymous [School of Johann Adam Eyer (active c. 1790-1820)] - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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