Birth and baptismal certificate for Benjamin Hall

Conrad Trevits (American, 1751–1830)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1347 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 30.8 x 39.4 cm (12 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- fractur. Birth and baptism certificate of Benjamin Hall, born 1814 in Tyrone Township, Cumberland County, Pa.; son of Johannes Haal and wife Rebeca. Flower sprays on either side of large star medallion in lunetter above inscription panel, the whole enclosed in triple border forming arch; eight tulips in pairs on either side. Inscription in red and black ink.Fractur


Nadelman (Reading, 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