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Lot 40

Gedolei Yisrael – Lithograph Poster with Portraits of Public Figures and Rabbis – Warsaw, Late 19th Century

Gedolei Yisrael, poster featuring portraits of Torah leaders. Warsaw: Lit. Moses Danzigerkrohn, [ca. late 19th century].
Portraits of forty–three rabbis, public figures, maskilim, physicians and scholars; mostly from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, England and France. Including: Moses Montefiore, R. Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer the Ktav Sofer, R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, R. Yaakov Ettlinger the Aruch LaNer, R. Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Rabbi of Königsberg, R. Nachum of Horodna, R. Eliyahu Guttmacher of Greiditz, R. Nathan Adler Rabbi of London, R. Dov Ber Meisels Rabbi of Warsaw, Wolf Heidenheim, R. Yitzchak Bernays of Hamburg, R. Akiva Lehren of Amsterdam, R. Elchanan Rosenstein of Berlin, Jonas Jeitteles of Prague, and many more (Hebrew name beneath each portrait).
Printer's details in Hebrew and Russian at the foot of the leaf, with censorship authorization (lacking date).

23.5X22.5 cm. Fair–good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains and wear. Tears, professionally restored. Four corners lacking and repaired (with damage to text in one corner). Inscriptions on verso (faded).

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 112.011.073.