Fraktur, Vorschrift

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  • Shenandoah County, Virginia
  • 1801
  • Watercolor and Ink on Laid Paper
  • 1974.305.8

The bottom line of the text of this Vorschrift (writing exercise) indicates that it was made for Jacob Strickler, the creator of several fraktur works in the collection of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

The Vorschrift probably was copied from a model created by Strickler, for the flower shown at upper right can be seen in another work that is signed by him. This copywork is one of the pieces that suggest that Strickler was a teacher or a minister or a combination of both. The Biblical verse is from Proverbs 27: 17-18.

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