Item No: frk00204
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Wove paper; watercolor; graphite
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the drawing is a leafy plant with three flowers. The item is framed by a decorative border, which has been outlined with pencil.
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.
Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener