Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Item Info

Item No: frk01089
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Weiser Number: 548
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor
Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the document is a deer. In the upper right corner are several flowers. The document is framed by a decorative border.

The deer relates closely to a more elaborate drawing of a deer, flowers, and angel dated 1789 and attributed to Johann Adam Eyer.  See Weiser, "IAE SD...," p. 469.

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

Frederick S. Weiser, “IAE SD, the Story of Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837),” in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1980), pp. 437-506. 

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 10.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1089
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator


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