Durs Rudy Sr. (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 1766-18
Durs Rudy Sr. (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 1766-1843), striking watercolor and ink on paper fraktur drawing, ca. 1830, depicting Swiss Grenadiers marching with typical squared off faces, some with instruments or rifles, one holding a flag and one a sword in red, black, and blue uniforms, 8" x 9 3/4". For a similar example, see Moyer,Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection, pg. 286. For other examples, see Shelley,Fraktur Writing of the Pennsylvania Germans, plate 233 andThe Pennsylvania German Fraktur of the Free Library of Philadelphia, plates 56 and 57.
Provenance:The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Flack
Period frame. Restoration to lower corners. 3" x 1/4" restoration to lower edge. 1/2" x entire width restored. Several small repaired holes.
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