Item No: frk00219
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Wove paper; watercolor
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 center one being cross-hatched to form diamond shapes. 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