Item No: frk00438
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Ullrich Hackmann
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses \ geist Reiche Gesang \ buch Gehöret Mir \ Ullrich Hackmann \ das Hertze mein soll \ dir allein, O \ Jesu seyn \ 1806
This spiritually rich hymnal belongs to me, Ullrich Hackmann. The heart of mine shall be yours alone, O Jesus. 1806.
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Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within a teardrop-shaped frame is in the lower portion of the document. The frame is surrounded by various decorative ornaments. Beneath it are four trees. Above the frame separated by a horizontal border is a bird. It is flanked by leafy stems of flowers. The entire document is enclosed by a decorative border. This bookplate has been removed from the hymnal for which it was made. David Kulp was formerly known as the Brown Leaf Artist. Kulp made a decorative bookplate for a tunebook for Ullrich Hackmann in 1802 that identifies Hackmann as a pupil in the Deep Run School of Bedminster Township, Bucks County. See Amsler, Bucks County Fraktur, p. 157.
Henry S. Borneman
Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 150-165.
“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.
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David Kulp (1777-1834) - Decorator
David Kulp (1777-1834) - Scrivener