Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Great Torah Masters – Large, High–Quality Print Bearing Portraits of 22 Great Rabbis – Berlin, 1869 – No. 2

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“Gedolei Yisrael” / “Gallerie Berühmter Männer in Israel, Tableau II. Rabbiner des XVIII.–XIX Jahrhunderts.” Lithograph by C. Fischer. Published by M. Poppelauer, Berlin, in collaboration with A. M. Bleichrode, New York; printed by J. Hesse, Berlin, ca. 1869.
Large, high–quality lithograph featuring portraits of 22 renowned rabbis from Central Europe from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the “Ketav Sofer” (Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer), Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, Rabbi Yisrael Lifschitz, Rabbi Solomon Eger, Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels, the “Maharatz” (Zvi Hirsch) Chajes, and others. A legend giving the names of all the rabbis, along with the cities over which they presided, appears in Hebrew in the lower margin.
This lithograph represents Print No. 2 in a series created as a cooperative effort between publishers and booksellers in Berlin and New York, as indicated by the print information which appears in the margins (see previous item). The lithograph is dedicated (in print) to the erudite academic and scholar Dr. Albert Cohn of Paris, who served as director of the Baron James Mayer de Rothschild’s charitable foundation.

Sheet 78X62.5 cm. Fair–good condition. Stains and creases. Tears, most mended professionally and artfully.

• Great Jewish Treasures, by Moshe Bamberger. New York, 2015, p. 274-275.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, No. 112.011.051.

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