Up the Grand Antiques

 Anna Weber Fraktur, Signed And Dated 1873, Waterloo County Ontario

KathyUp the Grand Antiques is located in Grand River Valley, Ontario

Delightful Fraktur painted by iconic Mennonite folk artist Anna Weber (1814-1888). This piece was made in 1873, the year Anna gave up her needlework career and turned to watercoloring instead.  Some of Anna's most detailed pieces were made in 1873, before her health declined and her fingers became crippled with arthritis.  The design of the tulip motif used here appears to be based on the tulip design used by Abraham Brubaker, her childhood schoolteacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Measures approximately 8 1/4" X 10 1/4".  As found in its original frame.  Purchased from Pook & Pook auction house in Pennsylvania.