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Abstract~Silhouetted image of a running black man in lower border, followed[?] by a white man on horseback with whip.
"The finest example of an illuminated manuscript made in this country is this vorschift by the Rev. George Geistweite, a traveling minister and schoolmaster who worked in Centre Country, Pa., at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. This precise and beautiful fractur closely follows German models. The traditional intermixture of Christian and pagan symbols is retained .~.~." (M~C. BLACK, "American Primitive Watercolors").
Inscriptions: Signed and dated.
Biography: GESITWEITE George - act. late XVIII-early XIX century (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Geistweite was a traveling minister and schoolmaster who worked in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition in Centre County, PA.
Provenance: Centre County, PA
Photo source: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA,
TypeIllumination / Religious
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