Three Yemenite Scholars.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 21

Three Yemenite Scholars.

Watercolor on paper. Signed ‘A. Rychter-May, Jerusalem’ lower left. Framed. 8.5 x 11.5 inches (21.6 x 29.2 cm).


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
German-born Anna Rycher-May (1865-1955) was the wife of the famed Polish artist Tadeusz Rychter. Husband and wife traveled to Palestine during the ‘Orientalist’ era of the 1920’s where their work was exhibited at the Bezalel School, the salon of Cardinal Ferrari in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Tadeusz Rychter returned to defend Poland from German onslaught in 1939 but was killed soon after. His wife, Anna, remained in Jerusalem and died there, aged 90.