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Postcard of a hunting tapestry miniature by Arthur Szyk inscribed to a friend 2013.514.6 back

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

French picture postcard of a miniature painting by Arthur Szyk inscribed to his friend Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky in 1928. It depicts a medieval tapestry, La Battue aux Sangliers dans le Quercy [Hunting boars in Quercy]. Szyk was a Polish-born Jewish artist renowned for his miniatures, illuminations, and illustrations. Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was the leader of the Revisionist Zionist movement, and a founder of Haganah and the Betar youth movement. In 1919, Szyk, originally from Lodz, Poland, moved to Paris where he met Jabotinsky. After the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, Szyk's work focused on anti-Nazi political cartoons. In 1940, he went to the US where he became a leading anti-Fascist editorial caricaturist and brought attention to the mass murder of Europe’s Jews by Nazi Germany.

French picture postcard of a miniature painting by Arthur Szyk inscribed to his friend Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky in 1928. It depicts a medieval tapestry, La Battue aux Sangliers dans le Quercy [Hunting boars in Quercy]. Szyk was a Polish-born Jewish artist renowned for his miniatures, illuminations, and illustrations. Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was the leader of the Revisionist Zionist movement, and a founder of Haganah and the Betar youth movement. In 1919, Szyk, originally from Lodz, Poland, moved to Paris where he met Jabotinsky. After the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, Szyk's work focused on anti-Nazi political cartoons. In 1940, he went to the US where he became a leading anti-Fascist editorial caricaturist and brought attention to the mass murder of Europe’s Jews by Nazi Germany.

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  • Title: Postcard of a hunting tapestry miniature by Arthur Szyk inscribed to a friend 2013.514.6 back
  • Provenance: The postcard was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013., The postcard was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish artists--United States--Biography., Jewish artists--United States--Biography.
  • Type: Information Forms, Information Forms
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Picture postcard with a colorful reproduction of a painting of a medieval tapestry depicting a brown boar being chased by 2 robed men on horseback. Heading the hunt are a man blowing a horn, one drawing his sword, and another leading 4 leashed dogs. The back has a vertical line separating 2 equal sections: the right has spaces for the stamp and address; the left has a space for writing a message, as well as publishing information in French. There is a personal inscription in Russian on the front below the image., Picture postcard with a colorful reproduction of a painting of a medieval tapestry depicting a brown boar being chased by 2 robed men on horseback. Heading the hunt are a man blowing a horn, one drawing his sword, and another leading 4 leashed dogs. The back has a vertical line separating 2 equal sections: the right has spaces for the stamp and address; the left has a space for writing a message, as well as publishing information in French. There is a personal inscription in Russian on the front below the image.

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