November 15, 2016, 5:00 PM GMT
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Lot 166: Arthur Szyk (1894-1951)(65 views)
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Description: Granting the "Statute of Kalisz" to Jews in Poland, original painting by Arthur Szyk. [late 1920s?]. Gouache and ink on paper. Signed in Hebrew initials "AS". The painting depicts Duke Boles?aw of Kalisz granting the charter known as the "Statute of Kalisz" to representatives of Polish Jewry, in 1264. In the second half of the 1920s Szyk created a series of about 45 paintings on the subject of the "Statute of Kalisz". The series was published in a limited edition in 1932 (see next item); this painting is not included in this series. Painting: 39X26 cm, leaf: 45X37 cm. Good overall condition. Some creases and stains. Upper left corner is missing. Upper part is taped to passe-partout. Ink-stamp (Polish) on verso, inscription in pen and some stains (from old adhesive tape).
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