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French cartoon of a Jewish banker haggling over the price of his portrait

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.405

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    French cartoon of a Jewish banker haggling over the price of his portrait


    Brief Narrative
    This cartoon is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Monsieur Benjamin
    publication: Paris (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top left corner, black ink : Polichinelle
    front, bottom, caption, black ink : MONSIEUR BENJAMIN. – Deux cents vrancs bour mon bordrait, c’est bas tonné!... Ça vait rien, che feux bas fous marcha? / ?lement fous achouterez sur le tapleau mes drois bedits carçons… Ah!... eh’ oupliais… fous achouterez aussi ma bedide ter? / ?hée de six mois… Soulement, gomme elle ne marche bas engore, fous mettrez sa mère qui la dientra sur ses chenoux. / DESSIN DE JACQUES AUB? [Mr. Benjamin. – Two hundred francs for my portrait, that is not cheap!...It doesn’t matter, I want crazy low…you add my rights on the table…Ah! also add my…six months…But, as it does not work, you put his mother’s…on her knees.]
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Cartoonist: Jacques Aube
    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
    Cartoon from Le Polichinelle : journal littéraire, satirique & illustré
    1. année, no 1 (15 févr. 1874)-
    overall: Height: 11.000 inches (27.94 cm) | Width: 9.000 inches (22.86 cm)
    overall : newsprint, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The cartoon 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:
    2024-03-04 09:02:21
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