Fraktur, Friedrich Krebs, Three Heart Design, Printed and Hand-Colored

Friedrich Krebs, Southeastern, Pennsylvania 1749-1815

Fraktur, Friedrich Krebs, Three Heart Design, Printed and Hand-Colored

(Berks County) The artist’s initials are printed at the base of large heart… “F. K.”. The Fraktur was likely printed at Adler’s in Reading, Pennsylvania.

The text within the large heart reads: “GEBURTS und TAUFSHEIN” (Birth and Baptism). The standard main text blanks were inscribed by Krebs.

Item Date: 1803

Estimated Year: 1803

Measurement: Frame: 20" x 17"; View: 16" x 13"

Material: Watercolor and ink on paper, modern painted wood frame.

Item Condition: Very good, strong color, typical scattered light foxing; short crease at 3 o'clock with tight fissure... any imperfections are typical and trivial... consistent with age. Not examined out of frame.

Literature: "Long Rifles of the American Revolution / How Lancaster County Craftsman Helped Win the War" by John Kolar, pp 122 - 123.

Price: $2,100

SKU 1120-132

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