Item No: frk00218
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the drawing is a leafy plant with four flowers. The entire item is framed by a decorative border.
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