Birth and Baptism Certificate of Michael Bretzius

Printer Thoma und May

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1378 (Folk artists)


Image: 35.1 x 29.8 cm (13 13/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Sheet: 40.5 x 32.7 cm (15 15/16 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodcut, printed in color, with names and dates in pen and ink

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- fractur. Born 1830, Pinegrove Township, Schuylkill County, Pa.; son of Michael and Maria. Gerburt-und Tauf-Schein. Seven seperate cuts and full page acanthus leaves border. Printing limits. Draped figure standing left and right of record panel center; seated woman holding heart above. At bottom, bird on leafy branch left and right of rose spray above woman at piano. Verses.


LC printed: Orwigsburg, gedruckt und zu haben bey Thoma und May.


Nadelman (Doylestown, PA); 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