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Painting of 3 Jewish merchants talking face to face

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.277

Oil painting of three well dressed Jewish merchants. They are often identified as hareskin dealers, a trade associated with itinerant Jewish traders. This image was extremely popular in northern Europe in the late 18th-early 19th century and was reproduced in various mediums. There are versions in this collection in paintings, as well as wooden boxes and ceramic containers. The painting is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Three Jewish Peddlers Engaged in Conversation
Alternate Title
Hareskin Dealers
Date
approximately 1800-approximately 1835  (creation)
Geography
creation : France
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:15
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