Birth and baptism certificate of Johannes Seybert

1770
[Georg] Friedrich Speyer (American, active 1771-1801)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1358, fig. 370 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.0 x 41.4 cm (13 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.770

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and brown and red ink, with printed record on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. Birth and baptism certificate. Born 1770, Heidelberg Township, Dauphin county, PA.; son of Christian and Catharina. Two allegorical figures in long striped skirt, two parrots, two mermaids and flowers around large heart of printed record. Names in red ink. Printed verses at bottom in two small hearts.Fraktur

Markings

Watermark: fleur-de-liss

Provenance

Nadelman (Northampton County, PA); to Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA October 11, 1956

Credit Line

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