The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

Item Info

Item No: frk00032
Title: The Prodigal Son
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 307
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

[top panel]
Der verlhorne Sohn nimt von seinen vater abschied Luk 15

[lower panel]
Da er kein Geld mehr hat, da ward er sehr veracht.


[top panel]
The lost son bids farewell to his father. Luke 15

[lower panel]
Because he does not have any money anymore he was very much despised.

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 document is divided into two sections. The upper image depicts the well-dressed son on horseback as he is leaving his father’s farm. The richly dressed father, standing to his right, is waving to him. Next to them are two flowers and a partially visible house. The text is below. The lower image depicts the poorly-dressed and barefoot son, as he is running away from two well-dressed women. The women are holding a whip and broom (?). Next to them are two flowers and a partially visible house. Attached to the roof is a sign post with a suspended head. A large tulip is on the left. The artist is copying a similar fraktur by Friedrich Krebs (FLP30).
Part of a pair with FLP 31.

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 32
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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