Auction 130 Unlimited Belongings of Tzaddikim, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters and Rare books, Antisemitism, Zionism and Yiddish culture
Jul 20, 2021
3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem, Israel

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LOT 5:

Group of [3] Etchings, Pictures of Rabbi Hirschell, First Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. [London, 1808-1830]

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Group of [3] Etchings, Pictures of Rabbi Hirschell, First Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. [London, 1808-1830]


* Beautiful portrait of Rabbi Solomon Hirschell, first chief rabbi of Great Britain. Signed by the artist in print. Simon Fils Press. Strasbourg (France), [early 19th century].

Caption under the picture: 'Picture of the Adm"o, the great sage, the tremendous rabbinic leader Rabbi Shlomo, son of the Adm"o, the great gaon, Rabbi Tzvi ztz"l, av beit din of the Ashkenazic community in London and the country of England, S. Hirschell."

This picture is not the one included in the machzors printed in London during the same period.

Leaf size: 22x25 cm. Including the frame, 44x47 cm. Placed in passe-partout and a large frame; fine condition.


* Etching of Rabbi Hirschell, 1811, 4.2x10.4 cm.

* Additional etching from 1808, with Hebrew inscription, 24.3x16.5 cm.


Rabbi Solomon Hirschell [1762-1842] served as rabbi of Franzlau in his youth, and was appointed in 1802 as rabbi of Great Britain. Rabbi Hirschell was one of the leading fighters against Reform in Britain.


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