Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Item Info

Item No: frk01088
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 565
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Geb Jesu daß Hertz In freude und Schmertz \ Im Leben und Tod, diß Eine ist noth.


Give Jesus the heart in joy and pain, in life and death, this one thing is necessary.

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 dandelion-like flower. The text in German script within a rectangular frame is at the bottom of the document. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. A related floral motifs can be found on the work of Johann Adam Eyer and others influenced by him. 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: Eyer, Johann Adam

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 256-265.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 13.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1088
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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