Auction 101

Lot 76:

ANTI-SEMITIC CARICATURES (5)

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $400

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ANTI-SEMITIC CARICATURES (5)

Lot of five anti-semitic pencil drawings on paper, a caricature of a Jewish man with a large nose, big lips and ears, subtitled ‘The Jews’; a pair of legs and feet with a ball and chain attached, the ball is marked with the Star of David. A small drawing of a spider with the head of an angry-looking Jew grasping a globe with its legs, titled ‘Jewish World’; a small drawing of a landscape with dead soldiers on the bottom, a caricature of a Jewish businessman in the center holding a bundle of cash, and a field covered in crossed above. The last drawing is executed on blue paper, shows a fence in the shape of a Star of David and in each section of the star is a group of people locked in, titled ‘Jewish World’. The two large sheets are approximately 8.5 x 12 inches, the smaller sketches are approximately 6 x 9 inches, unsigned.

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