Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

Item Info

Item No: frk00241a
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Weiser Number: 151
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the document is a leafy plant with four flowers on its sides. On top is a flower within a circle, with eight petals shaped and decorated like human faces. The entire item is framed by a decorated border.
Several closely related drawings, including one in the collection of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, and a bookplate made for Anna Kiensie and dated 1827, are known to exist.
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.

Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), 333.

Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics
Region/County:[Bucks or Montgomery]

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 12.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 241a
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator

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