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Satirical print of Rothschild's lack of charity to other Jews

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    Satirical print of Rothschild's lack of charity to other Jews


    Brief Narrative
    The etching is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    A King bestowing favors on a Great Man's Friends
    publication/distribution:  1824 June 07
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom, black ink : Designed by an Amateur / Published by B. Webster, 78 Drury, Lane, June 7, 1824. / Drawn and Etched by I. Jones. 24. Crown Court Russell Slicer.
    front, bottom, title, black ink : A King bestowing favors on a Great Man’s Friends – Scene near the Bank
    front, on hot air balloon, black ink : “Everything must rise” / Cash Bags
    front, text balloon over bear, black ink : My fat has been in / great demand of late
    front, text balloon near birds, black ink : They have not left me a sin- / -gle feather to fly with / Where I am there is - / prey
    front, text balloon over cow, black ink : My size / and / Strength / has as- / tonished / the natives
    front, right, text balloon over man in front, black ink : The Lord will surely hear / the Cries of the poor
    front, right, text balloon over man in grey suit, black ink : O! Lord have mercy upon us, for we are overwhelmed / with Contempt overwhelmed is our souls with the / scorn of those who are at Ease and with the Contempt / of the Proud
    front, right, text balloon over man in brown suit, black ink : O! Look down from Heaven, and behold / that we are become a mockery and derision / to be buffeted and reproached
    front, right, text balloon over man in blue suit, black ink : I am exceeding straight, / yet let me now fall into / the hands of the Lord. / for his mercy is abun- / -dant, but into the hand / of Man let me not fall
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: B. Webster
    Printer: Thomas Howell Jones
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Print of an etching, handcolored, on paper of a cartoon of a street scene with several men talking with white text balloons above their heads. In the center back, a man in a top hat and long, red coat walks near the entrance of a white columned bank building. He looks at a watch and carries a scroll listing Jewish names; above him is a text balloon: "I am in two minutes before my time to-day - I must see if you are all booked in my Way-bill." He addresses a group of 6 white haired men with large, pointed noses and worn clothing, who beg for money; on the sidewalk at their feet is text: "The Old Stock reduced." In the middle left is a yellow and orange striped hot air balloon and basket, resting on a bear and a bull in the street. In the basket is a man, Nathan Rothschild, with a pointed nose and thick lips, waving 2 light red pennants, with the text: "Those who give to the poor lend to the Lord “Charity covers a multitude of sins." Above his head is a text balloon: "I am going to receive - my Dividends." To the left, a gentleman stands on the sidewalk in front of a brick building called Capel Court, reading the Times newspaper, with the text balloon: "We stop the press to insure(?) that one of the greatest capitalists in the City -- has gone on a secret Financial Expedition." There is a caption in a panel at the bottom.
    overall: Height: 11.500 inches (29.21 cm) | Width: 18.375 inches (46.673 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The etching was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
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    2022-07-28 18:30:19
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