Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Item Info

Item No: frk00192
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Scripts/Text: German script
Weiser Number: 98
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

[on reverse]
Abraham Heller [?]

Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the reward is a bird on leafy branches with star-shaped flowers. The owner’s name in German script is on the reverse. This drawing bears similarities to work attributed to Elisabeth Dieterly of Bedminster and Haycock Townships, Bucks County, PA.
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: Heller, Abraham

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 246-251.

Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 10 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 192
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator

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