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

Moshe Shah Mizrahi – Book of Esther – Lithographic Print – Jerusalem, 1902

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,250
Including buyer's premium

Scenes from the Book of Esther, a monochrome lithography, by Moshe Shah Mizrahi. Jerusalem: [1902].
The lithograph depicts five different scenes from the Book of Esther: "King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther"; "and Mordecai left the king's presence with royal raiment"; "the couriers, those who ride the king's steeds, the camels, went out hastened and pressed by the king's order"; "and they hanged Haman on the gallows"; "These are the ten sons of Haman, the adversary of the Jews" (Hebrew). A dedication, signed and dated, appears in print on the lower margins of the leaf.
There exist several version of this work, slightly different from the present lot (see: "Omanut VeUmanut BeErets Yisrael BaMeah HaTtesha–Esreh", Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1979, pp.118–132 (Hebrew).

Print: approx. 45.5X35.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and minor stains. Minor open tears, slightly affecting text illustrations, professionally and artfully restored. Stains. Tears and old paper repairs. Framed; Unexamined out of frame.

• Kedem, auction 51b, 2016, lot no. 559.
• The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 039.011.042.

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