Fair condition with silverfish losses and toning.
4 7/8" x 7" sheet.
Property of the Renalds family, Plains Mill, Rockingham Co., VA, direct descendents of Siram Henkel.
The original printing plate for the present portraits is in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) collection, Winston-Salem, NC. While these portraits have been reproduced in several publications, this is the only original strike that we were able to locate. The importance of Rev. Paul Henkel (1754-1825) have been widely recognized. He is considered the father of Lutheran ministry in the South.