AUCTION 63 | Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 371


Sacrificial Binding of Isaac. Depicting Abraham, Isaac and the angel. With title and text in Hebrew, English and German. At bottom: “A memorial gift and souvenir of love from the Holy City Jerusalem.” With border featuring the calligraphed Hebrew word “Jerusalem” executed in the Arabesque styling of the Bezalel School of Art. 23.5 x 19.75 inches.

Jerusalem, A. L. Monsohn, circa 1920:

Est: $400 - $600
This image based on the seminal trial of Abraham’s faith (Genesis 22:12) is clearly based on the 1635 Rembrandt painting: “Abraham and Isaac” (currently housed in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg).