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THE 'JEWISH QUESTION' IN GERMAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

Rembrandt van Rijn
Ephraim Bonus, Jewish Physician
etching, drypoint and engraving on paper
8 7/16 x 7 in. (21.4 x 17.7 cm);22 1/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56 x 46 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Rembrandt van Rijn
Abraham Entertaining the Angels
etching on paper
6 13/16 x 5 1/4 in. (17.3 x 13.2 cm);19 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. (49.1 x 36.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
Defendente Ferrari
Eve Tempted by the Serpent
tempera on panel
14 1/2 x 14 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (36.7 x 35.7 x 3.2 cm);14 1/2 x 14 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (36.7 x 35.7 x 3.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Hieronymus Hopfer
The Flight into Egypt
etching on paper
8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in. (22.5 x 15.9 cm);8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in. (22.54 x 15.88 cm);19 x 14 in. (48.26 x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Frederick W. Albaugh
Heinrich Aldegrever
Susanna surprised at the bath by the two elders (one from the set of 4 prints, T
engraving on paper
4 5/8 x 3 5/16 in. (11.6 x 8.3 cm);19 3/8 x 14 5/16 in. (49.21 x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
Religion of the Sword
ink on paper
25 5/16 in x 19 13/16 in (64.29 cm x 50.32 cm);30 in x 24 3/4 in (76.2 cm x 62.87 cm)
Gift of Helmut Stern
Print featuring a image of a small boy and a bearded man standing at right near a body of water on left. Small bush at left and trees in the distance.
Emil Nolde
Verzweiflung (Despair)
woodcut on paper
9 in x 12 3/10 in (22.86 cm x 31.27 cm);14 3/10 in x 19 3/10 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)
Museum Purchase
Four male figures face each other, one in a hat on the left and three on the right facing him. The figure in the center has one hand raised to his chest. The two men on the right are looking at the man in the center.
Emil Nolde
Schriftgelehrte
aquatint and drypoint on paper
17 1/2 in x 19 5/16 in (44.4 cm x 49 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
A large central figure represents God towers seen in the radiating rays of light and clouds that surround him.. On the forehead of his blocky, totemic head is a third eye. His left arm crosses over his middle and holds fire. His right hand extends down to the lower right corner as reaching down. The words "Vater Unser" are at the very top; "Der Du Bist" across God's waistline; "im Himmel" along the bottom.
Max Pechstein
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 2 - Our Father Who Art in Heaven (Das Vaterunser - Vater Unser Der Du bist im Himmel)
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper
23 ½ in x 16 ¼ in (59.69 cm x 41.28 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 in (71.44 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
Lovis Corinth
Kaiser Maximilian, Weislingen und die Nürnberger Kaufleute, from the series Gesc
etching on paper
10 15/16 in x 8 ⅝ in (27.78 cm x 21.91 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Photograph of a well in the center of a landscape below cloud-filled skies.
André Kertész
Hungarian Landscape, Puszta
gelatin silver print on paper
8 1/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.48 cm x 25.24 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
A strong man with an athletic build swims through water. His arms are outstretched above his head and his legs are perfectly pivoted behind. He is clothed in a pair of striped swimming shorts.
André Kertész
Underwater Swimmer, Esztergom
gelatin silver print on paper
4 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in (10.95 cm x 13.97 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

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