Drawing for Samuel Heydrich

Drawing for Samuel Heydrich

Item Info

Item No: frk00064
Title: Drawing for Samuel Heydrich
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 889
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink; graphite

Samuel Heydrich sein Bilt \ geschriben 1845 \ dieses Bilt geschriben von Baltzer Heydrich ande Schipach \ nahe Jonas Booß Wirtschhauß.

[above and within the drawing of the building]
Kirche \ Gottes Hauß


Samuel Heydrich his picture, written 1845. This picture was written by Baltzer Heydrich on the Skippack, near Jonas Booss’ tavern.

[above and within the house]
Church, house of God

Category: Drawing
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

The text in Fraktur, with the recipient’s name in large letters, is in the lower portion of the document. The drawing above the text consists of a pebbled walkway, four arches, and a brick wall, all adjacent to a brick building or church. A decorative border surrounds the entire document.

Associated Names: Heydrich, Samuel
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Baltzer Heydrich” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 390-391.

Dennis K. Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1997), pp. 142-147.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Montgomery
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1845
Image Dimensions Width: 31 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 64
Creator Name: Baltzer Heydrich (1765-1846) - Decorator
Baltzer Heydrich (1765-1846) - Scrivener

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