Jesus went to his disciples (Jesus trat zu seinen Jüngern)

Jesus went to his disciples (Jesus trat zu seinen Jüngern)

Item Info

Item No: frk00309
Title: Jesus went to his disciples (Jesus trat zu seinen Jüngern)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 56
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Jesus trat zu seinen Jün=gern redete mit ihnen \ und sprach mir ist gegeben alle gewalt \ im himmel und auf erden, darum ge= \ het hin in alle welt, und lehret alle völker. \ Matthäi im 28 Cap. ver. 18. 19

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Christus sendet seine Jünger aus zu Predigen das Evangelium


Jesus went to his disciples, talked with them and spoke: All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given me, therefore go forth in all the world and teach the nations. Matthew 28:18, 19.

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Christ is sending his disciples out to preach the gospel.

Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is Jesus on a pedestal, flanked by his disciples. All are dressed in long robes. The group is framed on the sides by two decorative columns topped by pots of flowers, and above by a banner decorated with flowers. In the upper center are two flying angels, one with a trumpet and one with a garland of flowers. A sun is in the upper left corner, and a moon is in the right one. Along the bottom are various flowers growing in a hilly ground. Both Durs Rudy Sr. and Durs Rudy Jr. are thought to have made fraktur; firm attributions to one or the other are difficult.

Associated Names: Rudy, Durs
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 35 as fig. 20. 

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on artist’s location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1820
Image Dimensions Width: 22.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 309
Creator Name: [Durs Rudy Sr. (1766-1843)] - Decorator
[Durs Rudy Sr. (1766-1843)] - Scrivener
[Durs Rudy Jr. (1789-1850)] - Decorator
[Durs Rudy Jr. (1789-1850)] - Scrivener

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