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* Hieronymous Hess
Basel 1799 - 1850
THE INTERIOR OF A SYNAGOGUE IN ROME
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 22,800 USD
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147
* Hieronymous Hess
Basel 1799 - 1850
THE INTERIOR OF A SYNAGOGUE IN ROME
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 22,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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* Hieronymous Hess
Basel 1799 - 1850
BASEL 1799 - 1850
THE INTERIOR OF A SYNAGOGUE IN ROME
pen and black ink and brown wash, with touches of green wash, heightened with white, over traces of pencil, within black ink framing lines
294 by 456mm; 11 5/8 by 17 15/16 in
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Catalogue Note

Hess trained first in Basel with Maximilian Neustück, before travelling to Italy, where he lived between 1819 and 1823.  Although primarily a genre painter, Hess is also known for his caricatures.  The scene must have been inspired by Synagogues which Hess knew in Rome; other examples of his treatment of similar subjects include The Jews of Rome, in the Kunstmuseum, Basel (see Ausstellung Hieronymus Hess 1799-1850, exhibition catalogue, Basel, Kunstmuseum, 1949, cat. nos. 43, 43a, 66, and 67) and Reading from the Torah (with Galerie Bailly, Paris, 1989).

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