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Caricature of Nathan Mayer Rothschild with newspaper and sack

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.171

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    Caricature of Nathan Mayer Rothschild with newspaper and sack


    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
    The Man Wot Knows How To Drive A Bargain
    publication/distribution:  1829 July 14
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom right, within image, black ink : Pub. by J. Fairburn Broadway Ludgate hill July 14 1829
    front, bottom left, black ink : A Sharpshooter fec. [fecit] [he made]
    front, bottom, black ink : THE MAN WOT KNOWS HOW TO DRIVE / A BARGAIN.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: John Fairburn
    Artist: John Phillips
    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 on paper with a full-length portrait caricature of a fat man in left profile wearing 2 black top hats with a pink Policy & Assurance label, a gray overcoat with a sash, gray stockings and black shoes. He is clean-shaven with arched eyebrows, a long, turned up nose, chubby cheeks, and puckered lips turned up in a slight smile. A newspaper with the headlines: Brookman versus Rothschild and Newspaper Bought up! is tucked under his left arm and he holds a large brown sack, marked French Rentes £20,000, slung over his left shoulder. His open right hand is held forward, palm out, with its fingers spread. He stands on a light brown dirt like surface against a light blue background with black scribbled shading partially encircling him. The print has a blue narrow white border and a caption in a panel at the bottom.
    overall: Height: 13.125 inches (33.338 cm) | Width: 9.125 inches (23.178 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, pencil

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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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