Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Item Info

Item No: frk01040
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 266
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Ich sage euch aber, daß die \ Menschen müssen Rechenschaft ge= \ ben am jüngsten Gericht, von einen je= \ den unützen wort daß Sie geredt \ haben.


But I say to you, that the people shall give account at the day of judgment of every idle word they have said.

Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a tall flower. The text in Fraktur within a rectangular frame is in the lower portion of the document. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. The text is Matthew 12:36.

This drawing is one of a group formerly attributed to Abraham Dirdorff.  Dirdorff is now thought to be the owner rather than maker of the Vorschrift inscribed with his name.  For another example by this hand, see FLP 341.

Small drawings, often lacking inscriptions and referred to as bookmarks by collectors, were given by schoolmasters to their students as rewards for good behavior and scholastic accomplishments.

Associated Names: Dirdorff, Abraham

"Abraham Dirdorff Artist"  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. 191-192.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1780
Image Dimensions Width: 13 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1040
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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