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Print of a Jewish peddler admiring the sun

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    Print of a Jewish peddler admiring the sun

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    Brief Narrative
    Colored etching, A Rapturous view of the Sun, with a caricature of a Jewish peddler sitting on a rock along the road outside a village, regarding the bright yellow sun above the mountain. The etching is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Schwarmerischer Blick in die Sonne
    Alternate Title
    A Rapturous View of the Sun
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1815-approximately 1820
    publication: Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top center, black ink : Schwärmerischer Blick in die Sonne. [A sweeping view of the sun.]
    front, bottom center, black ink : Gotts Wunder welcher Glanz und Schein; / Das muss ep's rores von Vergilding seyn! [A miracle of god in brilliance and light; This must be something rare and real gold!]
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Friedrich Campe
    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 print of an etching of a smiling man in the left foreground sitting in three quarters right profile on a boulder next to a dirt path and looking up at a yellow sun with long rays setting or rising over a dark gray mountain in the background. He wears a top hat, brown coat, striped vest, breeches, and socks, and black travel boots and has a short, brown beard and stereotypical Jewish features, including a large bulbous nose. He carries a large tan pack on a strap over his right shoulder, both his hands are flung up with their fingers spread and palms out, and his left leg is crossed over his right. In the middleground, a leaping dog and a man with a raised whip run behind a herd of pigs. Behind them is a river with a shadowed church on the far bank. Captions are in panels at the top and bottom.
    overall: Height: 10.875 inches (27.623 cm) | Width: 8.375 inches (21.273 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    front, bottom right, handwritten, black ink : 1825

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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
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    2022-07-28 18:30:19
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