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Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 41

Grete Wolf-Krakauer – Original Drawings from the Peel Commission Meetings, 1936

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Lot Number 41

Grete Wolf-Krakauer – Original Drawings from the Peel Commission Meetings, 1936

Collection of drawings by Grete Wolf-Krakauer made during meetings of the Peel Commission, and a note of thanks sent to her by Lord Peel. [Jerusalem, 1936].
1-8. Eight pen drawings on paper (some on tracing paper). Signed: G. K. W.
Illustrations of the members of the Peel Commission during the commission meetings and portrait illustrations of the commission's chairman, Lord William Robert Peel, Sir Harold Morris, Sir Laurie Hammond, Professor Reginald Coupland, and others. Approx. 14X11.5 to 27X20 cm.
* Enclosed: Issue of the "Palestine Review" (11 December 1936) and a leaf from the newspaper "La Bourse Egyptienne" (29 November 1936), in which some of the illustrations were printed.
9. Members of the Peel Commission - Sketch. Pencil on tracing paper. 34X21.5 cm.
* Enclosed is an issue of the Palestine Review from Friday, 25 December 1936, in which the final version of the illustration was printed.
10. Letter of thanks to Grete Wolf-Krakauer for her illustrations, from Lord William Robert Peel. Printed on official stationery of the Palestine Royal Commission (the Peel Commission), signed by the commission secretary. December 1936. English. [1] leaf, 32.5 cm. + original envelope in which the letter was sent.
The meetings of the Peel Commission - a British Royal Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigate the causes of the Arab general strike in Mandatory Palestine - were held in Jerusalem in 1936. Due to the fact that photographs were not permitted in the meetings, the artist Grete Wolf-Krakauer was invited to draw the participants.
Total of 9 drawings + 5 additional items. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan Family, Jerusalem.

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