Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 500 - $ 800

Early picture of the GR"A of Vilna, 19th century.

High-quality printed picture - showing a portrait of th GR"A of Vilna in tallit and tfillin holding a scribe's inkwell in one hand and a book in the other, with a candle placed next to him.

Underneath, in German text: 'Rabbeinu Eliyahu Vilna Gaon' and the date of his passing, 1797. The inscription 'An eternal memory for the tzaddik. Good is the eye who saw him. A candle before us, the great gaon, wonder of the generation, light of Israel who resembles an angel, none arose as him in all seven wisdoms, rabbi of the entire diaspora, Rabbi Eliyahu son of Shlomo ztzuk"l of Vilna, gathered unto his people 19 Tishrei 5558.'

A number of pictures depicting the holy Vilna Gaon are known. This picture matches the picture found in the home of the GR"A's granddaughter Mrs. Miriam Sentawe, which the GR"A's grandsons testified is correct and true, and was made with tremendous effort, and was also found in the home of the Vilner family, grandchildren of the GR"A. According to the testimony of one of today's rabbinic leaders, this is the most authentic and truest likeness of the holy GR"A, and other pictures that have been distributed which pretend to represent the GR"A differently are fruits of imagination.

Size: 7x5 cm. Stains, fine condition.

Photographs of rabbis