Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Taufschein fraktur) for Maria Portzline

Francis Portzline, American, 1771 - 1857

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about 1820

Watercolor and watercolor with gold inclusions, and inscriptions in pen and ink on wove paper

Sheet: 12 11/16 × 15 11/16 in. (32.2 × 39.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

D.935.1.105

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower center: Francis Portzline

Course History

ANTH 12.13, Moving House in Prehistory, Benjamin Valentine, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-September 12, 1999.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 14-June 22, 1997.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 17, 2001-May 5, 2002.

American Folk Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 1933; Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, February-March 10, 1933; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, March 18, 1933.

American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

Publication History

Holger Cahill, American Folk Art: The Art of the Common Man in America, 1750-1900, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1932, p. 38, cat. no. 74, ill.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 31, 243, ill. p. 31, fig. 28.

Provenance

Downtown Gallery, New York; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, June 3, 1931; given to present collection, 1935.

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