AUCTION 14 | Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 427


Three-quarter length portrait facing left of the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain standing at reading desk. Portrait within roundelle. Tear along top, repaired. 158x127mm image size Rubens 1573

London : early 19th Century

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
Rare colored etching Solomon Hirschel (1762-1845) Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and a profound Rabbinic scholar was the scion of one of Europe’s distinguished Rabbinical dynasties. His father was the eminent Tzvi Hirsch Berlin, who proceeded him as Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, London and later served as Chief Rabbi of Berlin. Hirschel’s uncle was Rabbi Jacob Emden, the celebrated luminary of German Jewry.