Auction 101

Lot 73:

ANTI-SEMITIC CARICATURES (4)

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $400

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ANTI-SEMITIC CARICATURES (4)

Lot of four anti-semitic pencil drawings on paper, three images each depicting an octopus marked with the star of David, one holding a globe in its tentacles, titled ‘The Jews and the World’; the other grabbing three people, titled ‘The Jews and the tattered Proletariat’; the next an octopus covering the globe with its tentacles with a star of David floating above its head titled ‘Churchill’. The fourth sketch depicts a bare-breasted woman tied to a cross with a bald-headed Jewish caricature in a striped suit holding a whip or similar device in the foreground. The larger drawings are 8.5 x 12 inches, the smaller one is 6.5 x 9.5 inches, unsigned.

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