Auction 90 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Ceremonial Art

Portrait of Rabbi Akiva Eger – Oil on Canvas

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,500
Including buyer's premium
Portrait of R. Akiva Eger. [Late 19th or early 20th century].
Oil on canvas (unsigned).
Portraits of R. Akiva Eger Rabbi of Posen appeared already during his lifetime. In all the known portraits, he is wearing a fur coat and a fur-brimmed hat. The present painting is similar to the version printed in the book Igrot Sofrim, Vienna-Budapest, 1928.
48X38.5 cm. Wooden frame: 60X50 cm. Fair-poor condition. Wear. Many losses and cracks to paint. Defects and breaks to frame.

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Graphic Art, Prints and Objects