Item No: frk00221
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the drawing are several leafy stems of flowers. The sides and top of the item are 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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