House blessing and birth record of Daniel Bubacher, 1806

Geistlicher Haus-Segen

1806 (?)
Abram Brubaker (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1355, fig. 368 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.0 x 40.0 cm (13 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

58.938

Medium or Technique

Printed text, with decorations in pen and watercolor on pale yellow-green paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. HOUSE BLESSING. Large heart-shaped chain of leaves and fruit enclosing printed house blessing and pen birth record below. Flowers and birds filling corners within rectangular border.

Inscription

Inscriptions in red ink. On strip pasted at bottom in red ink: Written by Abram Brubaker in the year 1806.

Markings

Watermark: M and scroll (?)

Provenance

1958, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

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