The Last of the Jews, All That Was Left

Augustus Hoppin (American, 1828-1896)1828-1896

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Educated as a lawyer at Brown and Harvard Universities, Hoppin practiced his profession in his native Providence, Rhode Island, before becoming an illustrator. He generally specialized in humorous subjects, although he also illustrated travel books.

This anti-Semitic drawing shows a scarecrow with the three balls of a pawnbroker's sign at the neck.

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  • Title: The Last of the Jews, All That Was Left
  • Creator: Augustus Hoppin (American, 1828-1896)
  • Date Created: 1828-1896
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Augustus Hoppin (American, 1828-1896)
  • Provenance: William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: pen and ink on heavy white paper
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower right: A Hoppin
  • Dimensions: H: 5 x W: 4 1/16 in. (12.7 x 10.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1959