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Cruikshank print of politicians bartering in a pawnshop

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.167

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    Cruikshank print of politicians bartering in a pawnshop


    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
    Political Pawn Brokers
    publication/distribution:  1793 May 05
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top, black ink : London Pub. May 5, 1793 by S. W. Fores N.3 Piccadilly where may be seen a compleat Model of the Guilotin 6 feet High also the Head and hand of Ct Sreuenzee: Books of Caricaturs & c Admitance 1 Sh
    front, left, text balloon over man with glasses, black ink : By Got ish pure fine Gold / only you cannot. shee the Mark / ish it not Mosses
    front, left, text balloon over man with cane, black ink : pon my honor as I am / an honest man
    front, left, text balloon over man in blue coat, black ink : Look a Little closher if you / pleash.
    front, center, text balloon over Scottish man, black ink : Brither, wee’l yee len’ me a thusand Pund I’ll gie / you 1000 Barrels o’ Brimston in Pawn and yen / for your / ain use.
    front, right, text balloon over man in red coat, black ink : you know you promised me / 100 Thousand
    front, bottom, black ink : The Political Pawn Brokers
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Isaac Cruikshank
    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
    Color print of an etching of a pawnshop with 3 men with stereotypical Jewish features, including large noses and long beards, standing on the left in black hats and heavy coats. They gather around an English politician, who stands behind a counter, and entreat him to closely examine a gold goblet while 1 of them lifts his pocket watch from his pocket. In the middle, a Scotsman asks another English politician behind a counter to loan him money. He wears a red and blue plaid shirt and red plaid socks and holds a barrel and gold horn. On the right, a fat gentleman wearing a long, red robe that partially conceals a gold mace reminds a 3rd English politician behind a counter of loan terms as he lays a gold chain on the counter. Five speech balloons with English text are above the men in front of the counter. Captions are printed in panels at the top and bottom.
    overall: Height: 10.750 inches (27.305 cm) | Width: 15.250 inches (38.735 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    back, bottom left, cursive, pencil : Trades

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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
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:30:19
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