Item No: frkb01005
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for [unknown]
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Wandle auf Rosen und vergiß mein nicht! \ Dieses \ wünscht \ Dein \ wahrer Freund \ Constantin Jakob Deininger. \ Lehrer \ in \ Reading Penn., d. 21. Mai A. D. 1861
Walk on roses and forget me not! This wishes your true friend Constantin Jakob Deininger, teacher in Reading, Penn., the 21st of May A. D. 1861.
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur as well as a bunch of roses and a bunch of forget-me-nots are within an oval in the center of the document. Additional text in Fraktur is below it. The oval is enclosed in a richly decorated frame. For another fraktur by this artist, see FLP B-1006.
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.
Deininger, Constantin Jakob
"Constantin Jacob Deininger" 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. 1, pp. 173-176.
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Constantin Jakob Deininger (active c. 1833-c. 1871) - Decorator
Constantin Jakob Deininger (active c. 1833-c. 1871) - Scrivener