Drawing for Johannes Burckhart (He who hears this clock strike [Wer diese Uhr hört schlagen])

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Drawing for Johannes Burckhart (He who hears this clock strike [Wer diese Uhr hört schlagen])

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Item No: frk00653
Title: Drawing for Johannes Burckhart (He who hears this clock strike [Wer diese Uhr hört schlagen])
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 676
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Wer diese Uhr hört schlagen, der kann von Wun= \ der sagen, wenn sich der Zeiger \ tred, denn keine Wind mehr wed.

[in rectangular frame]
Johannes \ burckhart 1815 
 


Translation:

Whoever hears this clock strike can say with wonder, whenever the hand turns, then no more wind blows. 

[in rectangular frame]
Johannes Burckhart, 1815.
 


Category: Drawing
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a clock face. It is decorated on both sides by a profusion of leafy, flowering vines. In the upper corners are two crowns. The text in Fraktur and German script is below it. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.

John William Bernthausel's work appears to have influenced Jacob S. Bicksler, who made FLP 102.  For another example made and initialed by Bernthausel, see FLP 1237.


Associated Names: Burckhart, Johannes
Bibliography:

 

"John Wm. Bernthausel"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, p. 98. 



Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1815
Image Dimensions Width: 15.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 653
Creator Name: [John Wm. Bernthausel (active c. 1795-1815)] - Decorator
[John Wm. Bernthausel (active c. 1795-1815)] - Scrivener

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