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Colorful scene of a Jewish schoolroom and misbehaving students

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.298

Watercolor by Georg Emmanuel Opiz of a busy Jewish schoolroom with groups of boys and a few adults engaged in different scholarly or playful activities. Opiv (or Opitz, Prague 1775-1841 Leipzig) was a genre painter known for his charming, colorful scenes of everyday life, often with a comical or satiric point of view. He began as a portrait painter, and after sojourns in Vienna, Paris, and Heidelberg, Opiv settled in Leipzig were he was a teacher, magazine illustrator and continued to create his highly observant and detailed genre work, often disseminated in print series. This painting is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
School Room
Date
approximately 1800-1841  (creation)
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Object Type
Caricature (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-04-20 10:49:53
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