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Birth and Baptismal Fraktur for Sarah Opellinger, Ehre Vater Artist, Berks County, Pennsylvania, c. 1802, watercolor and pen and ink on paper, the design incorporating floral sprays, multicolored columns, tulips, and parrots surrounding the German inscriptions, the lower inscription spiraling around a complicated geometric device, (tears, creases, staining), 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (sight), in a dark green-painted beaded frame.
Exhibitions: Museum of American Folk Art, William Murray and His School, December 6, 1990 to May 27, 1991.
Strip of paper restoration along the top edge and the upper third of the right edge, but with no apparent in-painting. There are several repaired splits in the sheet along portions of the fold lines, the edges have small areas of loss. Scattered stains.
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