SIEGMUND FORST | REKINDLING THE MENORAH: AN ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION FOR SAADYAH MAXIMON'S THE BOOK OF HANUKKAH
2,000 - 3,000 USD
1904 - 2006
REKINDLING THE MENORAH: AN ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION FOR SAADYAH MAXIMON'S THE BOOK OF HANUKKAH
signed and dated 1958 (lower left); inscribed Page 72 / 9 1/2 x 15 / Kohen Godol Lightning M'norz (verso)
gouache over pencil on paperboard
13⅜ x 10 in.
34 x 25.5 cm
The sheet has tape that covers all but right edge. The sheet is in generally good condition aside from rippling, a pinhole at center right, and some craquelure in the gouache, especially in the yellow of the menorah.
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Sale: Hammersite.com, September 17, 2009, lot 11198 (as one of 19 original illustrations)
Sale: Kedem Auction House, Jerusalem, June 12, 2012, lot 198, illustrated
Saadyah Maximon, The Book of Hanukkah, New York, 1958, illustrated
New York, Yeshiva Univesity Museum, Siegmund Forst: A Lifetime in Arts & Letters, September 21, 1997-July 31, 1998, no. 14, illustrated in the catalogue p. 49