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Item #47247 The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life. Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Jacob Kainen, Preface.
The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life
The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life
The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life
The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life

The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880–1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life

New York: Arthur Rothmann Fine Arts, 1980s. First edition. Loose leaf. Folio. 4pp., 20 Plates. Original brown portfolio with gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. With a preface by Jacob Kainen. Text pages illustrated with five sepia-toned reproductions of Oppenheim's paintings. The plates with twenty sepia-toned reproductions, on tan heavy paper plates, of Oppenheim's paintings, with captioned titles.

"Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, who lived in Frankfurt, was the first Jewish painter of the modern era. The range of his work is impressive, spanning religious, literary and historical themes as well as allegories and portraits. He became world-famous with his "Scenes from Traditional Jewish Family Life. Oppenheim was the first Jewish painter to receive academic training in Germany." (Jüdische Museum, Frankfurt). "Oppenheim’s "Scenes from Traditional Jewish Family Life" may also be interpreted as a statement on German Jews’ cultural affiliation. Bourgeois values bordering on cliché, such as piety, sense of family, education and respectability, are brought to the fore through historical genre painting, thus emphasizing alignment with the Christian bourgeoisie’s guiding principles. This contrasts later with Orientalism, which focused on the exotic. These paintings enabled the majority population to identify with the foreign traditions and customs of Jews. The series was systematically reproduced in different techniques, thus very consciously intended for a mass audience." (Jüdische Museum, Frankfurt)

"Acknowledgment is made to Dr. and Mrs. Abram Kanof, New York City, for loan of original material and encouragement to publish this work. the first edition of this famous collection of prints to be published this century. (Publisher). Portfolio with light wear along edges, small chips, very light fraying, and bumps at corners. Minor wear to some corners of plates, not effecting images. g+ to near fine. Item #47247

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