(1853-1921) Portrait of a Young Hasid (Wearing Shtreimel).

Auction 85 | Thursday, November 07th, 2019 at 1:00pm
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 216

(1853-1921) Portrait of a Young Hasid (Wearing Shtreimel).

Oil on wood panel. Vertically signed by the artist lower right. Lavish gilt frame. Dimensions: 15.5 x 19.5 inches (39.3 x 49.5 cm).

(Austro-Hungarian, 1853-1921):

Est: $150,000 - $200,000
<<The most outstanding of all Jewish portrait artists.>> It is well documented that Kaufmann was fond of regularly utilizing particular models in his dramatic portraits set within the traditional world of Eastern Europe. Similarly, Kaufmann reused background props such as the Torah-Ark Curtain seen in the present painting. In this regard, for a Kaufmann portrait similar to ours, see Catalogue of the Jewish Museum of Vienna, Isidor Kaufmann (1995) pp. 217 (illus.) And for the Torah-Ark curtain, see: Portfolio Isidor Kaufmann, Vienna-Leipzig (1925) no. 10.