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Engraved portrait of a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, Baron d'Aguilar

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    Engraved portrait of a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, Baron d'Aguilar


    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
    Baron d'Aguilar
    publication:  1802 December 01
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top center, black ink : WONDERFUL MAGAZINE.
    front, bottom center, black ink : BARON / D’AGUILAR, / MERCHANT, / Late of Broad Street Buildings, / Bethnal Green, Iflington, Sydenham, Twickenham, &c. &c. / Pubd. By R. S. Kirby,15 Paternoster-row,Decr.1-1802.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Ralph S. Kirby
    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

    Object Type
    Illustrations (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Engraved print in black ink on paper removed from a publication. It depicts a man standing in left facing profile with a slightly bent leg forward and his hands clasped behind his back, holding a tapered walking stick. He has a protruding stomach and a fleshy face with stereotypical Jewish features: thick eyebrows, hooded eyes, a large, pointed nose, and fleshy lips. The curled ends of his wig extend from beneath the wide brim of a black hat. He wears an open, knee-length frock coat over his waistcoat, breeches, and flat shoes. There are 3 animal skulls on the ground. The image is framed by a thin, double line border. The title, publication information, and a family crest are printed along the top and bottom. There are penciled markings on the back.
    overall: Height: 8.625 inches (21.908 cm) | Width: 5.375 inches (13.653 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, pencil
    back, top, handwritten, pencil : x/u / 2/6

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    Conditions on Use
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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 18:30:20
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