Birth and baptism certificate of Anmaria Bensinger, born 1783

after 1783
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1344, fig. 362 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 20.8 x 33cm (8 3/16 x 13 in.) Framed: 31.1 x 41.3 cm (12 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and brown ink on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- fractur. Birth certificate. Born 1783, Brunswick Township, Berks County, PA; daughter of Fridrich and Margerd Magdalena Bensinger. Floral ornament around pen inscription with heading: christlich geburt und Taugschein; large parrot left and right. Border. Possibly by John Conrad Gilbert.


Inscription, pen: "Christilich geburt und Tauf scheim / Anmaria Bensingerin is von Christlich der Evan -/ gelischen Lutherishen Religion zu gethaen Eltern / . . . . ."
on verso in pen: Geheiratet den 3 Mertz 1801/ Mit Christian Rauz (?)


Watermark: fleur- de- lis


1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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