Carved Wooden Block


Item Info

Item No: frkr00002
Title: Carved Wooden Block
Language: German
Weiser Number: 327a
Physical Description: Woodblock
Material: Wood
Category: Other
Media Type: Realia
Source: Rare Book Department

Wood. This item is a carved woodblock used for printing on paper. In the center is a circular frame with a heart at the bottom. In the upper corners are flowers and flying angels. In the lower corners are birds, including two parrots.

The woodblock design closely resembles the work of the Flying Angel Artist, although no extant copies are known that are exactly of this design.  For examples of this artist's work, see FLP 80-87.

Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


Janine Pollock, "The Free Library of Philadelphia's Pennsylvania German Collection," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 17 as fig. 6.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 33.5 cm
ShelfMark: PA Ger R-2
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)]

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