Auction 019 Online Auction 19 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture
Tuesday, 4.6.19 (Your local time)
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LOT 15:

Ketubah Issued by the JNF – New-York, 1935 – Color Lithograph by Mark Joffe

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Illustrated lithograph Ketubah, recording the marriage of the groom David Kuselewitz and the bride Shoshana Silver in Brooklyn, New-York, in 1935. [Issued by the Jewish National Fund]. Design: Mark Joffe (signed in the plate). Hebrew and English.
Printed Ketubah, with details filled-in by hand. Alongside the text there are illustrations of the symbols of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and around them a frame with illustrations of houses, fields and framers in Palestine, various excerpts from Jewish sources, and more. On the top of the frame, an illustration of the Temple Mount plaza, and beneath it, the inscription "Presented by Jewish National Fund" (in Hebrew and English).
The Ketubah was designed by Mark S. Joffe (1864-1941), a Jewish-Russian artist who immigrated to the USA in 1924 and settled in New-York. Joffe studied art in Warsaw and Saint Petersburg and displayed his works in many exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
36x43.5cm. Good-fair condition. Fold lines. Stains. A small tear to margins. Traces of gluing on verso.

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