Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Peter


Item Info

Item No: frkb00108
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Peter
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 752
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: 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.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

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.


Associated Names: Rudy, Durs
Provenance: 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.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lehigh
City/Town/Township:Heidelberg Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1821
Image Dimensions Width: 16.9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-108
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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