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Color print of an old Jew inviting a young woman to dine

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.176

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    Color print of an old Jew inviting a young woman to dine

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    The lithograph is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    One of the Tribe of Levi going to Brakefast with a Young Christian
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1778 January 21
    Geography
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, bottom center, black ink : ONE of the TRIBE of LEVI / going to Brakefast with a Young Christian. / LONDON.Printed for R.SAYER & J.BENNETT.No.53 Fleet Street as the Act directs, 21 Jan 1778.
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: R. Sayer & J. Bennett
    Biography
    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

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Physical Description
    Color lithograph print depicting a richly dressed, bald man with a large nose, fleshy lips, and a beard seated at a table set with a tea tray on the left. To his right, a young, dark skinned African servant in uniform has drawn out a chair and the man points at it, inviting an attractive, young woman to join him. She is in left profile and wears a low cut black dress with a full skirt and sleeves, and a gauzy white apron. Her hands are in a muff and her brown hair is piled high beneath a white scarf. To her right, an older, narrow-faced woman on a sofa wears a fur-trimmed, red robe and frowns as she watches. In the background, there are 2 paintings depicting biblical seduction scenes and an elaborately framed mirror. The title and publication information are printed along the bottom.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 15.125 inches (38.418 cm) | Width: 11.750 inches (29.845 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The lithograph 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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