L'Ombre de la Croix - Synagogue Interior 1931
Unmounted (ref: 2951)
Unique proof, inscribed first state, kes rave, 34
Etching, 7 x 6 1/8 in. (18 x 15.5 cm.) (plate size)
Tags: Frank Brangwyn plate interiors
Provenance: from the collection of William de Belleroche.
Literature: Jerome and Jean Tharaud, L'Ombre de la Croix, Paris, 1931, p 115, Book 1
The text for L'Ombre de la Croix
written by the brothers Jerome and Jean Tharaud, was published by
Editions Lapina, Paris, 1931, in two volumes, and was illustrated with
73 Brangwyn etchings. The book describes the lives of Jews in
contemporary Europe and many of Brangwyn's illustrations appear to
depict the town of Belz in Poland, which was a centre of pilgrimage.
Brangwyn is not known to have visited Poland and current research
suggests that a large proportion of the etchings were based on
We are grateful to Dr. Libby Horner for her assistance.