Birth and Baptism Certificate of David Zehner

1785
Martin Brechall (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1354 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.0 x 33.0 cm (8 1/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

60.1112

Medium or Technique

Pen, watercolor, and woodcut on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. birth certificate. Born 1785, West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Pa; son of Peter and Catharina. Floral decorations by Brechall at top, left and right of printed record form (by anon. printer) bordered with ornament.

Inscription

Below in pen and ink: marriage entry of 1808 and Martin Brechall

Markings

Watermark: small eagle with spread wings

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875