Christian Alsdorff

Christian Alsdorff (died 1838) was an American Fraktur artist.

Nothing is known of Alsdorff's origins, and no baby book of his birth has been discovered. For many years he was a schoolmaster; his broadcast appeared in a chronicles of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, years after his death. His earliest archaic Fraktur is a piece made for a student in Earl Township in that county in December 1791. Evidence shows that his career took him to Montgomery and Dauphin Counties as skillfully as Lancaster County, and future in life to Mifflin County as well. Stylistically his paintings indicate a familiarity gone the bill of the brothers Johann Adam and Johann Friedrich Eyer; in turn, his accomplish influenced the art of Christian Strenge. He then appears to have been au fait of the piece of legislation made at Ephrata Cloister. Much of Alsdorff's pretense was made for the Mennonite community. It includes books of musical notation, religious texts, writing examples, bookplates, and presentation pieces, all linked in some fashion to bookish endeavors.

Five works qualified to Alsdorff, all originally from Earl Township, are in the hoard of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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