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Print of two Jewish moneylenders with a gentile client

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.175

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    Print of two Jewish moneylenders with a gentile client


    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
    Money Lenders
    publication/distribution:  1784 November 08
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom right, black ink : Pubd. Novemr. 8th. 1784 by W. Humphrey No. 227 Strand
    front, bottom center, black ink : MONEY LENDERS.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
    Publisher: William Humphrey
    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
    Handcolored print of an etching of a young, finely featured man wearing a large, yellow, star shaped medal, likely the Prince of Wales, talking to 2 money lenders in gentleman’s clothing. The young man is holding his left hand out, the palm turned up expectantly. He holds a riding-whip in his right hand and wears a blue jacket with matching breeches. He is seated on the left, his right leg resting on his left knee. Seated opposite him, both lenders have thick eyebrows and large noses. The lender wearing glasses leans forward to examine a large sheet of paper with seals dangling from the corner. To his left, the other man is wearing a wig and smiling slightly. Centered in the background, there is a small table is set with a coffee service. The title and publication information are printed along the bottom. There are handwritten markings on the back.
    overall: Height: 10.500 inches (26.67 cm) | Width: 14.625 inches (37.148 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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