Fraktur Illustrations

Original Fraktur Illustrations

Shown here are some of my original designs inspired by 18th and 19th Century fraktur. Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants to America.  Fraktur is typically associated with Pennsylvania, but it can be found anywhere that large groups of German speaking peoples settled, including my home state of Virginia.  The originals (as opposed to prints) of the designs shown here are hand drawn, hand inked, and hand colored using period correct water colors. These and my other illustrations are not a copy of antique fraktur but an expression of my own vision and creativity using cohesive motifs from antique documents. These and all my other illustrations of this size are done on 60lb, A4 (8.27″x11.7″), hot-pressed, acid free, ink and calligraphy paper from Sennelier.  Just the print on the same A4 paper is $29 postpaid.   It can be mounted and matted for a standard 11″x 14″ frame for an additional $16.    The prices of the original illustrations will vary depending on the time it took to complete them and whether they are framed or unframed.   Virginia sales tax is collected for Virginia residents.  Payment for fraktur illustrations will be by Paypal invoice.   Shipping is normally the next business day.

If you like these illustrations, perhaps you might also like my Birth/Baptismal/Marriage Certificates and Book Plates.

Note:  All the designs below may be printed on all sorts of items (like mugs, iPhone cases, and tote bags)  through my page on Fine Art America at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/12-mark-elliott

Birds of Paradise

Purely decorative contemporary framed fraktur water color of stylized birds and flowers.
Water color of stylized birds and flowers in a faux painted frame.

Unmounted Print – Birds of Paradise – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Celebration

Water color of a green parot and a fireworks of flowers mounted in a hand painted frame.
Water color of a green parot and a fireworks of flowers mounted in a faux painted frame.

Unmounted Print – Celebration – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Blossoming of Faith

Framed fraktur type water color representative of the Blossoming of Faith.

Unmounted Print – Blossoming of Faith – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Tree of Life

Water color of spiritual tree of life with wheat, thistles, flowers, and an angel

Unmounted Print – Tree of Life – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Fraktur Christmas Tree

Illustration of a Pennsylvania Dutch style Christmas tree.

Unmounted Print – Fraktur Christmas Tree – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

12 Point Star

Illustration of yellow and blue 12 point star design reminiscent of Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs.

Unmounted Print – 12 Point Star – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

Strickler 2

colorful decorative work after 19th Century Valley of Virginia fraktur artist Jacob Strickler.

Unmounted Print – Strickler2 – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Serenity

Serenity Prayer Fraktur

Unmounted Print – Serenity Prayer – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Recovery 2

This fraktur is a representation of my recovery in a 12 step program.

Unmounted Original – Recovery 2 – $49 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Unmounted Print – Recovery 2 – $29 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing one of the illustrations shown above. Make sure to mention the title of the illustration and whether you want the original (if available) or the print.

 

Fraktur Bookmarks Set

Fraktur Bookmarks Set
Fraktur Bookmarks Set
Fraktur Bookmark - Peacock
Fraktur Bookmark – Peacock
Fraktur Bookmark - Little Birds
Fraktur Bookmark – Little Birds
Fraktur Bookmark - Tulips
Fraktur Bookmark – Tulips
Fraktur Bookmark - Flowered Vine
Fraktur Bookmark – Flowered Vine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laminated Fraktur Bookmarks, Set of Four – $25 postpaid plus VA sales tax.

Please use this Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing the set of bookmarsk shown above. Make sure to mention Fraktur Bookmarks Set in your e-mail.

If you like these illustrations, perhaps you might also like my Birth/Baptismal/Marriage Certificates and Book Plates.

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