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Guide to the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Graphic Arts Collection, 1803-1988

Summary

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) graphic arts collection is an artificial collection of engravings, etchings, lithographs, screen prints, drawings, and sketches with themes related to Jewish religion, history, and culture. Artists represented include William Henry Bartlett, Paul Bourguignon, Gustave Doré, Joseph Margulies, Cécile Reims-Deux, and Yehudit Yelin-Ginat. The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is an independent organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of North Carolina.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11023
Title
Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina graphic arts collection
Date
1803-1988 and undated
Creator
Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina
Extent
3 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English, French, and Hebrew.

Collection Overview

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) graphic arts collection is an artificial collection of engravings, etchings, lithographs, screen prints, drawings, and sketches with themes related to Jewish religion, history, and culture. Plates removed from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century encyclopedias, Bibles, travel literature, atlases, and other illustrated volumes make up approximately two-thirds of the collection. The remainder of the collection contains twentieth-century prints and drawings, including original prints by Jewish and Israeli artists.

Artists represented in the collection include William Henry Bartlett, Paul Bourguignon, Gustave Doré, Joseph Margulies, Cécile Reims-Deux, and Yehudit Yelin-Ginat.

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Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically by last name of the primary artist. Works by unidentified artists appear at the end of the collection and are listed alphabetically by title.

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[Identification of item], Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina graphic arts collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Lake of Tiberias, or Sea of Galilee = Lac de Tibériade, ou Mer de Galilée, 1847
(Steel engraving)
Box 1
Folder 1
Cesarea
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Enclosure of the Temple, Jerusalem
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Façade of the Tombs of the Kings, Jerusalem
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Halt above the north end of the Dead Sea
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
The Hill of Samara, 1847?
(Steel engraving)

Publication information printed below image: London: Geo. Virtue. A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
The Lake of Tiberias
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Mount Gerizim and the Vale of Nablous (from Mount Ebal)
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Mount of Olives from the wall
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 1
Nazareth, looking towards the Plain of Esdraelon
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Plain Er-Rahah--Mt. Sinai. Mt. Mennacia Convent. Peak Sussafeh. Mt. St. Catherine., 1847?
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Pool of Siloam
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
The River Jordan (Greek bathing place)
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Sidon and Mount Lebanon from the sea, 1847?
(Steel engraving)

Publication information accompanying image: London: Geo. Virtue. A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Tiberias
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Valley of Sichem and Nablous. Cerizim. Nablous. Ebal.
(Steel engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of "The Christian in Palestine, or, Scenes of sacred history : historical and descriptive" by Henry Stebbing

Box 2
Folder 2
Mont Sinaï - Couvent de Ste. Catherine., circa 1840-1880
(Line engraving)
Box 1
Folder 2
Jewish woman with her veil and rich ornaments, mentioned in Isaiah 3d.16.17--25., [1730 or later]
(Copper engraving)

Text accompanying image: P. 54. Vol. III. T. A version of this engraving appears in English-language editions of Calmet's "Dictionary of the Holy Bible"

Box 2
Folder 3
Melchizedek, circa 1955-1988
(Color ink sketch, sheet 28 x 22 cm)
Box 1
Folder 3
Pencil sketch of a man, circa 1955-1988
(Pencil sketch, sheet 28 x 22 cm)
Box 1
Folder 4
Witch of Endor, circa 1955-1988
(Color ink sketch, sheet 28 x 22 cm)
Box 1
Folder 5
Moysés hace brotar agua de la roca, circa 1871-1888
(Wood engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of Félix Torres Amat (translator), "La Sagrada Biblia" (Montaner y Simón, publisher)

Box 2
Folder 4
Isaac recibe á Rebeca, circa 1871-1888
(Wood engraving)

A version of this engraving appears in editions of Félix Torres Amat (translator), "La Sagrada Biblia" (Montaner y Simón, publisher)

Box 2
Folder 4
Ein Judenmächen und ein jüdischer Kaufmann aus Algier. (Costume Bild)., 1853?
(Hand-colored steel engraving)

Text accompanying image: Bild zur Theaterzeitung No. 19.

Box 1
Folder 6
[Leah], 1989
(Cut-paper work with calligraphy, sheet 41 x 41 cm)
Box 3
Folder 1
Never again
(Aquatint)

Print numbering: 36/60

Box 3
Folder 2
Contemplation, 1966?
(Etching, sheet 345 x 327 mm, plate 225 x 185 mm)

Print numbering: 120?/243. sheet 325 x 345mm; plate 225 x 185 mm. Includes title and artist's signature in pencil

Box 3
Folder 3
Jüdin aus Sinope., 1887?
(Hand-colored wood engraving)

Text accompanying image: Blätter für Kostümkunde. Neue Folge. 169. Blatt.

Box 1
Folder 7
The Jewish feast of Purim or Lots. In 1712., circa 1850-1858
(Transfer lithograph)

Publication information accompanying image: A Fullarton & Co., London & Edinburgh. A version of this print appears in "The faiths of the world: an account of all religions and religious sects, their doctrines, rites, ceremonies, and customs," v. 2

Box 1
Folder 8
Ancient Palestine, 1854?
(map with illustrations; hand-colored steel engraving)

Text accompanying image: "The Illustrations by H. Warren & Engraved by J. B. Allen; The Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin." Publication information accompanying image: The London Printing and Publishing Company. Versions of this map appear in editions of "Tallis's illustrated atlas and modern history of the world."

Box 2
Folder 5
Modern Palestine, 1854?
(map with illustrations; hand-colored steel engraving)

"The Illustrations by H. Warren & Engraved by R. Baker; The Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin." The London Printing and Publishing Company. Plates likely removed from an edition of "Tallis's illustrated atlas and modern history of the world."

Box 2
Folder 5
[Psaumes] CXXXI, 1951
(Etching, sheet 320 x 452 mm, folded to 320 x 226 mm, plate 206 x 238 mm)

Folded leaf with plate and text in French and Hebrew. Forms part of: Cecile Reims, Psaumes (Paris: Editions Arts du Monde, 1951)

Box 2
Folder 6
[Psaumes] CXL, 1951
(Etching, sheet 320 x 452 mm, folded to 320 x 226 mm, plate 177 x 246 mm)

Folded leaf with plate and text in French and Hebrew. Forms part of: Cecile Reims, Psaumes (Paris: Editions Arts du Monde, 1951)

Box 2
Folder 6
The gallant behaviour of Sir Sydney Smith at the siege of Acre., 1803 March 19
(Copper engraving)
Box 1
Folder 9
Passover plate, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 1

Box 1
Folder 10
Hannukah menorah, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 24 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 2

Box 1
Folder 10
Ram's horn, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 3

Box 1
Folder 10
Torah, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 20 x 13 cm)

numbering on back: 4

Box 1
Folder 10
Candlesticks, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 5

Box 1
Folder 10
Kiddush cup, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 20 x 13 cm)

numbering on back: 6

Box 1
Folder 11
The Ark, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 7

Box 1
Folder 11
Eternal light, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 19 cm)
Box 1
Folder 11
Talis/Yarmulke, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 19 cm)

numbering on front: 9

Box 1
Folder 11
Mezuzah, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)

numbering on back: 10

Box 1
Folder 11
Talis, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 25 x 20 cm)
Box 1
Folder 11
Yarmulke, 1974
(Ink drawing, sheet 24 x 20 cm)
Box 1
Folder 11
Hebron, circa 1830-1870
(Steel engraving)

"Drawn...from a sketch by Lieut. Col. McNiven." Publication information printed below image: "Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh & London"

Box 1
Folder 12
Israel's Declaration of Independence, circa 1959
(Photomechanical color print, sheet 41 x 54 cm)

"Presented on the 11th Independence Day by Maariv Daily and American Israeli Paper Mills Ltd." Publication information also printed in Hebrew.

Box 3
Folder 4
[Declaration of Independence for the State of Israel], after 1948
(photomechanical color print on cardboard mount, mount 49 x 60 cm, visible image 36 x 48 cm)
Box 3
Folder 5
Tel Aviv, 20th century
(Watercolor on foam core mount, mount 12 x 36 cm8.5 x 14 in, mounted on foam board)
Box 1
Folder 13
De kerk in het Nederl. Israel. Oude Mannen- en Vrouwen Huis; Het Nederl. Israel. Ziekenhuis uit den tuin. Bl. 63., 1845?
(Lithograph)
Box 1
Folder 14
untitled, circa 1950-2003
(Color screen print, image 22 x 25 cm)

Signed in pencil by artist and numbered: 127/300.

Box 1
Folder 15
untitled, circa 1950-2003
(Color screen print, image 22 x 15 cm)

Signed in pencil by artist and numbered: 120/300.

Box 1
Folder 15
untitled, circa 1950-2003
(Color screen print, image 22 x 15 cm)

Signed in pencil by artist and numbered: 122/300.

Box 1
Folder 15
Unidentified artist - Austria - plate 32 ("A Polish Jewess"), 1813
(Hand-colored aquatint)

The plate was likely removed from an edition of William Alexander, "Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Austrians." A clipping of the original text accompanying the plate is attached.

Box 1
Folder 16
Unidentified artist - Autriche. Juifs polonais, 19th century
(Hand-colored aquatint)

Text accomanying image: Pl. 13

Box 1
Folder 17
Unidentified artist - Marchand juif á Constantinople
(Hand-colored intaglio print)

Text accompanying image: [plate] 52. Pag. 211. Tom. 2

Box 1
Folder 18
Unidentified artist - Passover observances, 1870 September 1
(Transfer lithograph)

Engraving signed by artist and initialed by engraver? The image is printed on page 736 of Sunday Magazine, Sept. 1, 1870.

Box 1
Folder 19
Unidentified artist - Roman monuments of Judea vanquished.
(Transfer lithograph)

Text accompanying images: "Judea capta", "Arch of Titus". The plate was likely removed from an an edition of "Fragments, being illustrations of the manners, incidents, and phraseology, of the Holy Scriptures…with additional remarks, observations, and plates, intended as a continued appendix to Calmet's Dictonary of the Holy Bible..."

Box 1
Folder 20
Unidentified artist - Der Sinai., [between 1828 and 1874]
(Steel engraving)

Text accompanying image: CCVI

Box 1
Folder 21
Unidentified artist - Temple de Iupiter Hammon
(Line engraving)

Writing at the center of the image, possibly the artist's signature: G. Sch[ai?]tte[n?].

Box 1
Folder 22
Painting in Israel: 15 reproductions in colour, 1955
(4 pages, 14 leaves of color plates)

P. Abramovic, "Drying Nets (Tiberian)"; M. Castel, "Sephardic Synagogue in Safad"; J. Eisensher, "Street in Old Safad"; Errell, "Mother and Child"; A. L. Fein, "Beth-Alfa"; J. Frenkel, "Old Safad'; M. Janco, "Smoking the Waterpipe"; Kahana, "Oriental Composition"; J. Kossonogi, "Street in Tiberias"; M. Levanon, "Jerusalem"; Mokady, "Boy With Stick"; A. Naton, "Shabbat Candles"; J. Saritzky, "Tel-Aviv"; J. Simon, "Earth"; E. Sigard, "Road to Zikhron Yaakov"

Box 1
Folder 23
 

Historical Note

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is an independent organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of North Carolina. Through public programming and exhibits, the JHFNC aspires to educate and showcase the richness of Jewish Life as well as promote a familiarity with the culture and lifestyle of Jews to the general public. In 2014, the JHFNC transferred their historical collections, including the materials in the graphic arts collection, to the Rubenstein Library.

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Provenance

The materials in this collection were received as a gift as part of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Collection by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in June, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by: Mary Mellon, May 2015

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2014.0138