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Print of gentile children stealing from a Jewish peddler

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.168

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    Print of gentile children stealing from a Jewish peddler


    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
    Too Many for a Jew
    publication/distribution:  1785 September 30
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom, black ink : TOO MANY FOR A JEW. / London Publish’d Septr. 30, 1785. by S. Alken. No. 3 Dufours Place Broad Street Soho.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
    Publisher: Samuel Alken
    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 etching and aquatint of an old peddler with stereotypical Jewish features, including thick eyebrows, a large nose, and a long beard, wearing an orange coat and a black hat and breeches. He stands by the side of a road under an oak tree and looks up at 2 tossed coins that 3 gentile children on the right also watch. He holds a large brown basket of white clothes suspended from a strap over his shoulder. A dog at his feet looks up at it as 2 boys on either side of him reach into it. They are watched by 2 people by a row of shadowed houses set back on the left. Hazy tree silhouettes are in the background. The artist’s name and a date, T. Rowlandson 1785, are printed in black at the bottom. A caption is printed in a panel below the image.
    overall: Height: 13.375 inches (33.973 cm) | Width: 16.500 inches (41.91 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
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:30:19
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