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

Portrait of Naftali Herz Schulman – "Talmudist and Mathematician"

Opening: $500
Sold for: $625
Including buyer's premium

Portrait of Naftali Herz son of Avraham Schulman. Small engraving by Settman. [Leipzig, 1819].
Caption above the portrait: "Talmudist et Mathematicus". His name is printed beneath the portrait in Cyrillic, Latin and Hebrew characters: "Naftali Herz son of Avraham Schulman".

Naftali Herz Schulman (d. ca. 1830) was a maskil in Vilna, born in Stary Bykhov (present day: Belarus). He authored and edited several books, and composed Shir VeHallel (in Hebrew, Russian and German) in honor of the birthday of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alexandrovna, youngest daughter of Czar Alexander I. He died in Amsterdam. For more information, see: Masot UReshimot, Eliezer Raphael Malachi. New York: Ogen, 1937, pp. 109–114.

11X8 cm. Fair–good condition. Stains, some creases and minor tears. Minor worming. Attached to thick paper at top margin.

Provenance: Private collection.

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