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Aquatint of a Jewish peddler

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    Aquatint of a Jewish peddler


    Brief Narrative
    Colored engraving of a Jewish peddler or junk dealer created in 18th century Vienna. It was one of the illustrations included in the book, Der Kaufruf in Wien. 40 Wiener Typen nach dem Kupferstichwerk aus dem Jahre 1775, a visual survey of Viennese types. Other entries included other peddles and dealers of various items including beer, canvas, carpets, cheese, ink, milk, rosaries, as well as a day laborer, a laundress, and a straw cutter. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Trödeljud / Juif qui trafique
    creation:  1775
    publication: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom left, black ink : Gezeichnet v E. Brand Prof. / Gestochen v. B. E. Mansfeld. [Drawn by Prof. E. Brand / Engraved by B.E. Mansfeld]
    front, bottom, black ink : Trödeljud / Juif qui trafique. [Junk Jew / He who traffics]
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Johann Christian Brand
    Engraver: B.E. Mansfeld
    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

    French German
    Object Type
    Portrait prints (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Aquatint from copper engraving on paper of a realistic and detailed portrait of a man with stereotypical Jewish features, including red hair, hooded eyes, long, pointed nose, and full lips. His wears late 18th century dress: gray frock coat, black vest with white shirt with cravat, black breeches, and buckle shoes. He wears a skull cap and holds a tricorn hat in his left hand. On the ground next to him is a large, tied and covered parcel, a bundle of metal tipped sticks, and some red pouches.
    overall: Height: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm) | Width: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The print 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 18:30:34
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