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Object | Accession Number: 1989.275.3

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    Brief Narrative
    Aquatint created for John Hersey's The Wall.
    Artwork Title
    The Talmud
    Series Title
    3 in a series of 12
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Sharp
    Penciled below image "William Sharp"
    Artist: William Sharp
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Aquatint (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of eight men and a boy gathered around a table looking at a book; four men are seated at the table, five others standing over them; some of the men are wearing Star of David armbands on their right arm; on the table is a lit candle, and five books, one open; in background are bookshelves filled with books and one person visible near the door
    overall: Height: 14.000 inches (35.56 cm) | Width: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 7.500 inches (19.05 cm) | Width: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive, cardboard
    Penciled below image "'The Talmud' (The Wall)"; penciled "4" in lower left corner; typed lable verso, upper left corner "80"

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The aquatint was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:10
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