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Colored etching with a parody of Samson and Delilah

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    Colored etching with a parody of Samson and Delilah

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    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
    Samson and Delilah
    publication/distribution:  1843 March
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top left, black ink : HB Sketches No 762
    front, bottom left, within image, black ink : HB
    front, bottom left, black ink : PUBLISHED BY T. Mc. Lean, 26 HAYMARKET, MARCH, 1843
    front, bottom center, black ink : SAMSON AND DELILAH / PHILISTINES IN THE BACKGROUND.
    front, bottom right, black ink : PRINTED AT 70, St. MARTINS LANE.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Thomas McLean
    Artist: John Doyle
    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 man dressed as a woman in a pink dress and a patterned yellow headscarf on the left, sitting on a bed and looking down at the head of a second, sleeping man, resting in his lap. The false woman cuts locks of brown hair from the man’s head as he lies beneath a blue blanket, his square-jawed face turned to the side. In the background, there is a light blue curtain on the left and a doorway on the right. A group of 3 men wearing long sleeved shirts and beeches watches from the doorway. The first man holds a length of rope and is flanked by the other men standing just behind him. A fourth man is partially visible on the far right, his arm extended. The title and publication information are printed along the bottom. There are handwritten markings and tape on the back.
    overall: Height: 11.750 inches (29.845 cm) | Width: 15.750 inches (40.005 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive tape, pencil
    back, top right, handwritten, pencil : j. DOYLE (H.B.) / 1843

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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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    2024-04-29 07:54:55
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