1/100. Folio (24.4x18.1").  leaf (Title and list of contents), 10 loose plates, as issued. Original half brown cloth over paper covered boards, with brown lettering on front cover. Portfolio housed in a cardboard box, with sticker from the Bineth Gallery of Fine Arts (Jerusalem) pasted at bottom. This handsome portfolio contains 10 striking matted woodcuts depicting the following famous biblical scenes: Noah blesses the beasts; Abraham sends away Hagar and her son Ishmael; the meeting of Esau and Jacob; Rachel weeping for her children; Dialogue between Balaam and his ass; Joseph in the pit receives food and drink from Reuben; Moses on the mountain of Nebo; Ruth and Naomi; the great fish vomits Jonah; and Jonah and the castor oil plant. Each woodcut signed and numbered in pencil along lower border by Jacob Steinhardt, and measures 18.5 x 12.5 inches to mat. One of 100 signed copies, of which this is No. 7. Portfolio complete with its text leaf and 10 woodcuts. Moderate age wear and closed tears to box. Portfolio has a tiny stain to front cover. Closed tear at lower margin of the mat housing the third plate (the meeting of Esau and Jacob), not affecting woodcut. Title and captions in Hebrew and English. Box in overall good-, portfolio, interior, and plates in very good condition. About the artist: "Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968) was born in 1887 in Zerkow, Germany. He studied at the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, and a year later he studied painting with Louis Corinth, and engraving with Herman Struck. He continued his studies in Paris in 1908-10 together with Matisse and Steinlen. In 1914 he exhibited with Meidner at the first Expressionist Exhibition in Berlin. Steinhardt immigrated to Israel in 1933 and became a teacher and director of the Bezalel School of Art. He is mostly known for his narrative woodcuts depicting biblical and other Jewish subjects. He won several international prizes for his woodcuts, and had many exhibition across the world. Steinhardt died in 1968" (from Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ten Biblical Woodcuts [SIGNED AND NUMBERED ...
Publisher: [Bezalel, Academy of Arts and Design]
Publication Date: 1965
Book Condition: vg
Edition: Limited First edition.
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