Item No: frk00680
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Sarah Mutsch
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Sarah Mutsch, \ (Tochter von Bernhard Mutsch \ und seiner Ehefrau Elisabeth eine \ geborne Härtin,) wurde geboren \ den 2ten tag Junius 1799. \ getauft worden den 7ten tag Sep= \ tember 1799, von E. Schultze, \ Taufzeugen die Eltern.
Sarah Mutsch (daughter of Bernhard Mutsch and his wife Elisabeth, a born Härtin) was born on the 2nd day of June 1799, was baptized on the 7th day of September 1799, from E. Schultze. Sponsors: the parents.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the lower center of the document. It is surrounded by a wide border that is divided into eight frames. In the frames in the corners are pedestals topped with striped circles. In the upper center is a large flower over a semicircle and small stems of flowers. In the lower center and on the sides are leafy stems of flowers. Samuel Bentz was formerly known as the Mount Pleasant Artist.
"Samuel Bentz" 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. 90-93.
Frederick S. Weiser, “Samuel Bentz, the Mount Pleasant Artist,” in Der Reggeboge 20, no. 2 (1986).
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[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Decorator
[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Scrivener