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.
Johann Heinrich Otto
Medium: Watercolor, pen and iron gall ink, and graphite on off-white laid paper.
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Johann Heinrich Otto, “Fraktur,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 28, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/873.