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Obraz przedstawia portret żydowskiego rabina. Kompozycja obejmuje jedynie twarz oraz ramiona mężczyzny. Rabin jest starszym człowiekiem, z pomarszczoną twarzą oraz długą białą brodą i wąsami. Jego oczy skierowane są w dół. Na głowie nosi tradycyjną czarna jarmułkę. Ubrany jest w szarą szatę. Tło wokół postaci jest kolory szarego.
Obraz jest sygnowany. Inicjały: Z.R. znajdują siew górnym lewym rogu obrazu.

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  • Title: Rabbi
  • Creator: Zofia Dembowska-Romer (1885-1972)
  • Date created: 1942
  • Physical Dimensions: 33 x 26.5 cm
  • Provenance: A gift from Andrzej Romer from Brussels.
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on wood
  • About the author: Zofia Dembowska-Romer, (1885 Dorpat – 1972 Montreal), A daughter of the physician, Tadeusz Dembowski, and his wife Matylda, née Grosse. She first studied painting under Ivan Petrovich Trutnev in Vilnius, and continued her education in Krakow and Munich. From 1903-1904, she studied in Paris under Jacques Émile Blanche, and Luc-Olivier Merson. She completed her education in the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts under Józef Siedlecki. She first exhibited her works in 1909 at the salon of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts in Krakow. Between 1909 and 1913, she took part in exhibitions held by the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1911, she married Eugeniusz Romer. During World War I, Zofia and Eugeniusz Romer stayed in Anninsk, the Vitebsk province. After the war, they returned to the town of Cytowiany in Lithuania. In 1926, Zofia Romer presented her works (mainly landscapes) at one-man exhibitions in Riga and in Szawle. During World War II, on 16 August 1941, Zofia and her husband were deported to the Komi Autonomous Republic in Russia. From there, through Tehran, Cairo, London and the USA, she eventually got to Canada. Her husband died in Russia in 1943. Her paintings can be found in the collections of Lithuanian museums, and in the National Museum in Warsaw. The portraits she painted when living in Canada enrich many private collections.

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