Portrait of a Student
Woodblock (B) HOA: 10; WOA: 6
The Henkel Press was founded in 1806 by Ambrose Henkel (1786-1870) and his brother Solomon Henkel (1777-1847). The press is best known for publishing German-language religious literature. The press also produced more mundane graphic materials for the people of the Shenandoah Valley.
RELATED OBJECTS: MESDA has a large collection of Henkel Press material (acc 5550). Among this material are woodblocks, books, prints, and manuscript material. MESDA also has a New Market fancy-painted chair owned by press co-founder Solomon Henkel (acc. 5838)
DESCRIPTION: Woodblock (B) and print (A) in black ink on paper of a man holding a feather pen in one hand and a book in the other with bushes in the background.