Fraktur from the Important Folk Art Collection of Ralph Esmerian

Southeastern Pennsylvania, dated 1820. Watercolor and ink on paper. Anonymous. Religious text for Esther Meyer. Beautiful composition with three-hearts balancing tulips/foliate decoration with German text. Deep, richly saturated colors. Dimensions 7 5/16 inches x 6 7/16 fraktur only; 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches framed. From the remarkable grouping of frakturs collected by Ralph Esmerian. Literature: "AMERICAN RADIANCE, THE RALPH ESMERIAN GIFT TO THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSUEUM", page 225, fig. 196. Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle, Virginia, Sotheby's, 1995; and Sotheby's: Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian, January, 2014.

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