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Mizrach

Artist/ Creator
Levie David van Gelder
Title
Mizrach
Year
c. 1845
Technique
Lithograph on paper
Size
81,5 x 66,5 cm
Inventorynumber
HVK 10977, Schenkingsnr. 1992 V 332
Category
Jewish ritual objects

Museum

Veenkoloniaal Museum

Conclusion

Who gave this mizrach to the museum and who the original owner was is no longer known.

Explanation

Although this mizrach was already in the collection in the 1970s, when it was acquired is unclear.
It is thought at the museum that the print originally hung in the synagogue in Veendam, which was demolished in the early 1950s. Scrutiny of photos of the interior has produced no further information. The print may have belonged to a private owner. The mizrach is listed in the Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948 report (Amsterdam 1999).
The mizrach features Dutch translations of Hebrew texts illustrated with allegorical references to biblical stories about hope, strength and restoring faith.

Reconstruction origin

? <> around 1970
Veenkoloniaal museum, Veendam

Museum inventory; Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948 report, Amsterdam, 1999

Around 1970 <> 1992
Private collection, Veendam

Museum inventory; Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948 report, Amsterdam, 1999

1992
Donated to the museum by the private collector

Museum inventory; Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948 report, Amsterdam, 1999

1992 <> present day
Veenkoloniaal Museum