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Plate from a catalog of Warsaw types: Jewish used clothes dealer

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    Brief Narrative
    Plate from a 19th century lithographic catalog of Warsaw types, including many Jewish street vendors, by Jan Felix Piwarski (1794-1859), possibly from his unfinished series, Kram malowniczy warszawski. This print is a finely detailed and captioned portrait of a Jewish peddler of used clothes. Piwarski studied drawing and foreign languages before moving to Warsaw in 1816. In 1818, he was appointed curator of the Print Room at Warsaw University Library. He held this position until 1834 when the University was closed by Czar Nicholas I of Russia following the suppression of the Polish November Uprising. Piworski then had a successful career as a teacher and artist. He invented new lithographic techniques which gave his work a delicate, painterly quality. Piwarski introduced the practice of painting and sketching in the outdoors. He was known for his carefully observed landscapes, and for his numerous series of works depicting people on the streets of Warsaw involved in their daily activities. The folio is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Mam modne ubiory!
    Alternate Title
    I have fashionable clothes!
    publication/distribution:  1855
    publication: Warsaw (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom center, caption : Mam modne ubiory! / Tuziurki, Fraki _ Angielskie surduty, _ na paryski krój!... / Jasny Pan daje?! _ Wiele mam wziąśz? _ jedno jasne slowo
    Nyy...chaste gesehen? dopiero za plutno... (.autentyczne} [I have fashionable clothes! Turkish tails, English frock coats, in the Parisian style! / ..What the Lord gives?! Many have to take...
    front, bottom : KRAM MALOWNICZY ODDZIAŁ PIKRWSZY / No 3. / Odciskzno na cynku w Zakladxie (?)cynkograficrnym Banku Polskiego.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Jan F. Piwarski
    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
    Zincographic print in black ink on paper depicting an older Jewish man with curly sidelocks, beard, and long, pointed, nose gesturing at a coat draped over his arm.
    overall: Height: 19.500 inches (49.53 cm) | Width: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    front, bottom left corner, pencil : piwarski

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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 07:56:12
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