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Lot 668

Pencil Rendering of an Old Jew, Litzmannstadt Getto, 1941. Old bearded man, in long overcoat and wearing small-brimmed cap, sits towards the right on a cane or bentwood chair. His pose reflecting his years -- tired or listless, his head turned somewhat to the right, his eyes unfocused, his vision looking inward. His cane leans against his body, while one leg is outstretched to ease his knee. By his side is a small plank table on which a book rests. To the right is a window containing a sign written in Hebrew. At left bottom, drawing is inscribed in three lines: "Peter Weber, Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1941 Jahr." An accomplished work, where the artist has admirably captured the mood of the sitter. The drawing with slight creases at one corner, and signs of fairly recent trimming on two sides. This is a significant and rare work of ghetto art, by an artist who perished in the Holocaust. Weber's work, when availible, regularly sells for over $600.00. Size: 11-1/2 x 9-1/4".
Estimated Value $500-UP.

Realized $863

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