Drawing (A Man)

Drawing (A Man)

Item Info

Item No: frk00661
Title: Drawing (A Man)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 54
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Mein Camerad \ an der Subenthür \ der schickt die Nar= \ ren all zu mir


My comrade at the door to the room sends all the fools to me.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a man with white knee-length trousers, boots, a red tailcoat, and hat, possibly a military uniform. The text in Fraktur is to this lower right. The document is framed by a decorative border.


This is the second of a two-part series depciting a quarreling couple.  In an extant complete example by Krebs, the first panel depicts a woman who is directing guests to visit her husband at the stove, then in the second panel he complains that she sends all the fools to him.  See Weiser, "Ach wie ist die Welt so toll!...," p. 75.

Associated Names: Krebs, Friedrich
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Johann Jacob Friederich Krebs"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. 460-467.

Frederick S. Weiser, “Ach wie ist die Welt so Toll!  The Mad, Lovable World of Friedrich Krebs,” in Der Reggeboge 22, no. 2 (1988): 49-88.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 20.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 661
Creator Name: [Friedrich Krebs (1749-1815)] - Decorator
[Friedrich Krebs (1749-1815)] - Scrivener


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