YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA FRAKTUR ATTR. TO ADAM WUERTZ
Fraktur Taufschein for Liddia Roth
Watercolor and ink on paper
Adam Wuertz (active 1813-1836)
Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Condition: even toning, fold lines, minor losses
Monogrammed, signed, and dated 1815 in the lower right by the artist. A large central heart surrounded by four smaller hearts and birds. In a period, grain-painted frame, 16” high, 19” wide (overall).
This fraktur records the birth and baptism of Liddia Roth, born September 29, 1798, to Jacob Roth and Christina Stower roth in Paradise Township, York County. The arrangements of five hearts and use of birds is typical of Wuertz’s work, which is not commonly encountered.
Austin Miller, Columbus, Ohio