John Van Minian (active 1805-1842), Salem County, New Jersey watercolor fraktur graduation certificate for Richard Finley, ca. 1815, 9 1/2" x 7 1/2". Provenance: Private Collection, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Exhibited: Newark, New Jersey, The Newark Museum Association, Paint, Paper & Thread, January 31 - April 12, 1970;
Traveling Exhibition, Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, New York, Museum of American Folk Art, New York Historical Society; St. Louis, Missouri, First Street Forum; Tokyo, Japan, The Ginza Gallery; Osaka, Japan, The Hankyu Gallery, December 11, 1980 - July 1981, no. 189;
Summit, New Jersey, Summit Art Center, The World of the Child in 19th Century America, December 6, 1981 - January 17, 1982.
Laid down, stains and discolorations, losses to upper right corner.