AUCTION 67 | Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 1:00
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Jewish Art

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Lot 15


Pen-and-ink and gouache on paper. Signed by artist along left margin. Framed. 10.25 x 15 inches / 26 x 38 cm (to mat).

c. 1900:

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
In some ways reminiscent of Alfred Stieglitz’s “The Steerage” (1907), the present image depicts Jews at the Hamburg port about to board a steamer-ship, likely bound for America. The artist, Hamburg native Karl Keinke (b. 1852), depicts various stripes of travelers preparing to embark on their trans-Atlantic journey. Notice the Hebrew initials and Star-of-David present on the wooden trunk being wheeled in the foreground. <<Accompanied by:>> Additional inset tipped to upper left corner, depicting life below deck and the first sighting of Land.