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Colored caricature of a Jewish lawyer by A. Park

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.189

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    Colored caricature of a Jewish lawyer by A. Park


    Brief Narrative
    The engraving is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    So ho my Jewish man of law, Come take from me a brief...
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1840
    publication: Great Britain
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom, within the image, black ink : A. PARK. LONDON.
    front, bottom center, black ink : So no my Jewish man of law, / Come take from me a brief / And just a decent inference draw / The Lawyer and the thief. / There is a sort of h(?)ing / I’ve heard it said and sung / That an idle knave as you, / Should never go unhung.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: A. Park
    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 engraving with a caricature of a thin gentleman in right facing profile, a white quill pen stuck behind his ear, the point passing through a thick sidelock. His lips are pressed together and he has fleshy jowls and stereotypical Jewish features: thick eyebrows, hooded eyes, and a large, pointed nose. He wears a white top hat with a black band, a blue suit, and a knotted neck cloth. He leans forward slightly, knees bent, left leg forward, and right heel raised. A tied bundle of papers sticks out of his back pocket and a rolled sheath of partially blue papers is tucked beneath his right armpit. His left arm is raised, holding a large, red sack out at waist height. An irregularly shaped black shadow overlaps with the yellow ground beneath him. English text is printed in 2 columns beneath the image. The edges are torn.
    overall: Height: 7.875 inches (20.003 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The engraving 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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