Item No: frk00032
Title: The Prodigal Son
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Der verlhorne Sohn nimt von seinen vater abschied Luk 15
Da er kein Geld mehr hat, da ward er sehr veracht.
The lost son bids farewell to his father. Luke 15
Because he does not have any money anymore he was very much despised.
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.
Levi E. Yoder
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