There they crucified Him (Allda Kreutzigten Sie ihn)

There they crucified Him (Allda Kreutzigten Sie ihn)

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Item No: frk00310
Title: There they crucified Him (Allda Kreutzigten Sie ihn)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 217
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Allda Kreutzigten Sie ihm zwischen zween Ü[be]lthäter mitten inne Jesu
Vater \ in deine Hände \ Befehle ich meinen Geist \ Evan: Luca cap: 23. vers. 46

[on the center cross]

[four text columns next to and between crosses]
Herr \ Gedenk\ meiner\ wenn du \ in dein \ Reich \ kommst \ Luc: c. 23. v. 42.

Heute \ noch wirst \ du mit mir \ sein im \ Paradiese \ Ev: Luc: c23. v. 43.

Einer der \ Uebelthä= \ ter aber die \ dagehänkt \ waren lä= \ sterte Jesus \ und sprach.

Bist du \ Gottes \ Sohn so \ hilf dir \ selbst und \ uns. \ Luc: c. 23.v.39.

[along bottom]
Vater Vergib ihnen, den sie wissen nicht was sie thun
Ach Jesus ruft es ist Vollbracht, es ist zer= \ stört der Höllemacht der Todt ist überwunden \ Heil dem der dieses sagen kann in letzen \ Lebens=Stunden
Anna Stauffer.

[in lower right corner]
Gez. de. Arnold Puwelle


There they crucified him between two criminals, in the middle Jesus.
Father, into your hands I command my spirit. Luke 23:46.

[on the center cross]

[four text columns next to and between crosses]
Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Luke 23:42.

Today you shall be with me in Paradise. Luke 23:43.

One of the criminals who were hanging there railed against Jesus and said

If you are the son of God, save yourself and us. Luke 23:39.

[along bottom]
Father forgive them for they do not know what they do.
Oh, Jesus cries, it is finished; the power of hell has been destroyed; death has been overcome. Salvation to him who can say this in the last hours of life.
Anna Stauffer.

[in lower right corner]
Drawn by Arnold Puwelle.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document are three crosses bearing Jesus in the center, flanked by the two criminals. Beside them are text columns and leafy stems of flowers. Above them is the first line of the text, written in an arched shape, as well as one verse. In the four corners are circular or pinwheel decorations and leafy, flowering vines. In the lower portion of the document, below the crosses, is additional text. The name “Anna Stauffer” is within an oval frame in the bottom center of the document. The entire document is enclosed in a decorative border of greenery and flowers.
Arnold Puwelle was born in Germany and immigrated to America in 1834. This is the only known fraktur drawn by him. It was first illustrated in a Sotheby’s auction catalog dated March 29, 1944, lot 379. Puwelle was Roman Catholic, one of only two identified fraktur artists of that faith. After a brief period in Montgomery County, he moved to Reading, Berks County and was a printer from c. 1840-c.1859. For a fraktur printed by him, see FLP 136.

Associated Names: Stauffer, Anna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Arnold Puwelle” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 631.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 310
Creator Name: Arnold Puwelle (1809-1879) - Decorator

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