Vorschrift: George Washington
12 3/16 x 7 1/8 in. (31 x 18 cm)
Medium and Support:
Watercolor and ink on paper
R. T. Miller Fund
Location: Not currently on view
A vorshrift was a writing exercise, common within Pennsylvania-German communities, that typically included an ornate introductory letter, a selection of Bible text and/or poetry, and examples of the alphabet. They were often presented as gifts; this one is dedicated to “Joseph Hofman” and is notable for the portrait of George Washington rendered at the bottom.
[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]