Birth certificate of Daniel Walter

before 1794
Attributed to H. Seiler (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to L. Geiler


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1356, fig. 369 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.4 x 40.0 cm (12 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.411

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. house blessing. Born 1794, East Bensberry Township, Cumberland County, Pa.; son of Joseph and Maria. Doves, tulips and medallions surrounding heart enclosing inscription. Decorative border. Pennsylvania German Fractur

Inscription

In large letters at bottom in pen and ink: H. Seiler

Markings

Watermark: two birds with common tail (?)

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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