The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

Item Info

Item No: frk00031
Title: The Prodigal Son
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 308
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

[top panel]
Ich will mich Aufmachen und zu meinem vater gehen und sagen

[lower panel]
Vater, ich habe gesündigt im Himmel und vor dir.


[top panel]
I will set out and go to my father and say

[lower panel]
Father, I have sinned in Heaven and before you.

Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. Depicted are portions of the “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” as narrated in Luke 15:11-32. The text is based on Luke 15:18. The item is divided into two sections. The upper image depicts the prodigal son, barefoot and with a whip, tending six pigs. The verse is underneath. The image below depicts the prodigal son, on his knees and hand raised in prayer, before his well-dressed father, who is reaching out to him. Next to the father is a servant, holding a pair of shoes, a ring, and a fancy coat. On the right, a house is partially visible. A flower and an ornament are above the people, and the verse is below. The artist is copying a fraktur by Friedrich Krebs (FLP30). Part of a pair with FLP 32.

Associated Names: Krebs, Friedrich
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 40 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 31
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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