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Painting of a Jewish pawnbroker and customer with a violin

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.567

Picturesque painting of a Jewish pawnbroker by Swedish artist, Johan Christoffer Boklund (1817-1880.) Boklund was a naturalistic painter, specializing in history, genre, and portrait paintings. There were few Jews in Sweden, but Boklund also studied and worked in Germany for eight years. He may have used those memories to create this scene which was painted soon after his return to Sweden. Boklund later became director of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. This painting is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
The Pawnbroker
Date
1856  (creation)
Geography
creation : Stockholm (Sweden)
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Object Type
Genre painting (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:11
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