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Esterhazy, from "Dreyfus Affair"

Accession Number
2011/1.112.2

Title
Esterhazy, from "Dreyfus Affair"

Artist(s)
Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
pochoir print on paper

Dimensions
15 3/4 in. x 11 13/16 in. ( 40 cm x 30 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

Subject matter
Portrait of Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

Physical Description
A portrait of a man sitting down. Shown in military dress, he sits with his legs crossed and is painted from the front. His coat is decorated with a medal and embellished with gold and fur trimmings. Although he is painted seated, there is nothing but a dark shadow beneath him. Underneath the portrait reads "Esterhazy".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
portrait

Rights
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Keywords
military uniforms
officers (administrators)
portraits
sitting
social issues

4 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Social Justice
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Social Justice and Art 1946-1968
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Ben Shahn - The Dreyfus Affair
(Part of: F20 Spector - GERMAN 731 / HISTORY 698 / JUDAIC 617 - The 'Jewish Question' in German History and Culture)

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