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

Portrait of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Zünz of Warsaw, 1833

Opening: $800
Sold for: $5,750
Including buyer's premium

Portrait of R. Aryeh Leib Zünz. Lithograph by Jan Grządzielski. Warsaw, [ca. 1833].
Rabbi Zünz Is portrayed sitting in his room, with the book Magen HaElef in front of him. Lengthy Hebrew inscription beneath the portrait (with some errors), mentioning the books he published and the date of his passing. The Hebrew text is followed by a Polish inscription, mentioning R. Leybel Maysesz.
R. Aryeh Leib Zünz (1768–1833) was a rabbi, dayan, posek, kabbalist, yeshiva dean and author of many Torah works. A Torah leader in Poland and Eastern Europe in the 19th century.

Approx. 25.5X18.5 cm. Fair–good condition. Some stains and minor tears, professionally restored. Mounted on acid–free paper. Margins trimmed. Paper label on verso.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 112.011.013.

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