Rabbi and Rabbitzin by Mark Gertler

Depicts the Rabbi and Rabbitzin seated with their arms linked and resting on a plain table.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour & pen on paper
Dimensions:
50 x 39 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,500 ( Total: £61,500)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Portraits of Rabbis were relatively rare, and this one is almost revolutionary in its representation of the religious leader in mundane partnership with his wife in the kitchen. It can be seen as an expression of the artist's personal ambivalence towards his Jewish identity.

Provenance

Sir Thomas Beecham and Lady Cunard, 1915; John Hutchinson esq; by descent to the present owner.

Venue details

Ben Uri: Art. Identity. Migration 108A Boundary Road, London London NW8 0RH 020 7604 3991 www.benuri.org.uk

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