Fraktur

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Title

Fraktur

Subject

American Culture

Description

A fraktur is a decorative style calligraphy named after a sixteenth-century German typeface. The parrots perched at either side of the sheet and the two peacocks that cross neck above the tulip are nearly identical in form but vary in the patterning on their wings.

Creator

Johann Heinrich Otto

Source

The MET

Date

ca. 1770-1800

Contributor

Ireoluwa Adaramola

Format

Medium: Watercolor, pen and iron gall ink, and graphite on off-white laid paper.

Identifier

66.242.1

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Watercolor

Files

eng 1.jfif

Tags

Citation

Johann Heinrich Otto, “Fraktur,” Enlightenmens, accessed July 5, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/873.

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