Item No: frkb00108
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Peter
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses \ Testament Gehört \ Mir \ Catharina Petern \ Heidelberg Daunschip \ Lecha Caundy Im Jahr \ Unsers Herren 1821
This Testament belongs to me, Catharina Petern, Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, in the year of our Lord 1821.
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Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire document. In the upper corners and lower center are birds perched on flowering branches. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Germantaun: M. Billmeyer, 1819). (PA GER Germantown 1819 B471)
Both Durs Rudy Sr. and Jr. are thought to have made fraktur; firm attributions to one hand or the other are difficult.
Henry S. Borneman
"Durs Rudy, Sr. and Durs Rudy, Jr." 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, pp. 656-658.
Gerard C. Wertkin, “The Watercolors of Durs Rudy, New Discoveries in Fraktur,” in Folk Art 18, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 33-39.
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 11.
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[Durs Rudy Sr. (1766-1843)] - Decorator
[Durs Rudy Sr. (1766-1843)] - Scrivener
[Durs Rudy Jr. (1789-1850)] - Decorator
[Durs Rudy Jr. (1789-1850)] - Scrivener