Rare Illuminated Manuscript with Musicians

Tear Sheet

Attributed to Johannes Ernst Spangenberg (c. 1755-1814), Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

c. 1786

watercolor and ink on laid paper

20 1/2" x 17"

recording the Birth, Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage for Jacob and Elisabetha Oberle

It is rare to find a Taufschein of this scale for two individuals.  For a related example, see the Birth and Baptismal Certificate for the daughter, Anna Maria Oberle in Minardi, Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection, pl. 103, pp. 138, 307.