Middle Eastern Jew with Yellow Background
description A head-and-shoulders portrait of an elderly, Middle-eastern Jewish man, seen in three quarter face view with head turned to the right. He wears a black hat, similar to a fez, and white tunic and has prominent payot (side curls). Frankfurther uses a light, yellow-toned, delicate palette throughout, picking out only the eyes, part of the beard and the hat in darker tones. Both this and the painting 'Middle Eastern Jew with Red Background' were made during her trip to Israel in 1958.
dimensions 37 x 27 cm
medium oil on paper
literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 96, where mistakenly catalogued as 'Elderly Arab'.
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