Birth and Baptism Certificate of Jacob Mahser

1838
Printed by Johann Ritter (American, 19th century)


Dimensions

Sheet: 42 x 33.5 cm (16 9/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.343

Medium or Technique

Woodcut, hand-colored

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One putto and two angels on clouds; two pairs of birds on branch; small decorations. Printed by Johann Ritter & Co., Reading, Pennsylvania

Inscription

German inscriptions tell us that Jacob Mahser was born 8 June 1838 in Upper Manheim North, PA, and baptised 24 June 1838.

Provenance

Elie Nadelman, Lancaster, PA; by 1948, Mrs. Nadelman, Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY; by 1964, sold by Nadelman to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875