Fraktur is both a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch (also known as Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German). Most Fraktur were created between 1740 and 1860.
Fraktur drawings were executed in ink and/or watercolors and are found in a wide variety of forms: the Vorschriften (writing samples), the Taufscheine (birth and baptismal certificates), marriage and house blessings, book plates, and floral and figurative scenes. The earlier Fraktur were executed entirely by hand, while printed text became increasingly common in later examples. Common artistic motifs in Fraktur include birds, hearts, and tulips, as well as blackletter and italic calligraphy.
Today, many major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have Fraktur in their collection. Important Fraktur have been sold by major American auction houses and antique dealers for prices in excess of $100,000. The definitive text on Fraktur is widely considered to be The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans, written by Dr. Donald A. Shelley and published by the Pennsylvania German Society in 1961. In late 2004, part of Dr. Shelley's Fraktur collection was sold at public auction in Pennsylvania for $897,833
This is a print that was made from an original design it is an ACEO which has become a hot collectible. ACEO stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. An aceo for an artist only has one rule it must be 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" in size and there are no restrictions as to medium. I have collected them for quite a few years and have them in clay,oils,pastels,cut paper,fabric,paper collage,mixed media...you name it and some artist somewhere has done it or used something unique. I do leave an 1/8" border on my originals and prints just in case as a collector you decide to frame your piece.Or of course you are free to cut the border off. All of my prints are signed