Item No: frk00236
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 one large and eight smaller flowers, including tulips and rosettes. The 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