AUCTION 68 | Thursday, April 07th, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 90


Scratchboard art. Signed and titled by artist lower right: “Mir, B. Lehmann - 43.” Framed. 8 x 11 inches.

Est: $500 - $700
A dramatic perspective of the hamlet identified with street signs “Mir” and “Stolpce”. One sees a horse and wagon with jewish passengers entering the village en route to the Yeshiva in the background. Scratchboard is the media and technique of using a sharp tool to etch a thin layer of white onto a black surface, often one or more layers of black clay applied to a board surface. As in our example, many techniques are utilized in “scratching” including single-line etching, as seen in the horse and street sign; and hatching, as seen in the roofs and fences of the homes.