Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $300
Estimate $500 - $800
Sold for $390
Including buyer's premium

[1] folio CCLIIII depicting the infamous blood libel in Trento, Italy. Hartmann Schedel.

In 1475, the body of two-year-old Simon Unverdorben was found in Trento on Jewish property. The local bishop ruled that the entire Jewish community was guilty of his death. All were imprisoned, tortured and some were even executed by being burned at the stake or burned alive.
This picture depicts the so-called murderers of Simon, draining his blood.

1 thick leaf paper. 40x28 cm. Hand-painted at a later date. Fine-very fine condition.

Category
Holocaust & Anti-Semitism