The Five Books of Moses

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 243

The Five Books of Moses

41 (of 47, of an intended series of 100) color lithographs, each signed by Pann in pencil below image Upper corners of each sheet tipped to mat, loose as issued in large linen solander case, worn Bezalel Catalogue no.1351

Jerusalem: Palestine Art Publishing Co. 1926

Est: $500 - $700
“Pann’s Biblical paintings have two aspects. On the one hand they appear to be documentary. There is an attempt to root the biblical scenes and heroes in a Mediterranean setting and in situations which appear to be authentic. On the other hand, these are the creations of a man who associated himself with French “mystic Orientalism.” His pictures contain an atmosphere and significance beyond the documentary.” Y. Zalmona, Abel Pann 1883-1963, in Mayanot Gallery Catalogue, Jerusalem (1987); Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel pp. 205-11.