Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $1,000
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $12,651
Including buyer's premium

Gorgeous collection of engravings that depict Jerusalem and the Temple in many different forms. Each engraving indicates how its artist based the work on the Biblical sources but nevertheless fashioned the work according to the architectural fashion of the time.

Large collection of engravings depicting Jerusalem, the king's palace, the Temple and its vessels at different eras: the Tabernacle, Solomon's Temple, the Temple during the era of Judah the Maccabee, Herod's Temple, and the the Temple's destruction. The engravings depict the structure of the Temple as the artists perceived them in their imaginations, based on Biblical and other sources. The artists incorporated architectural motifs from various eras, together they create an impressive mosaic of how the Temple was perceived over the years.

For example, one engraving depicts the two pillars at the front of Solomon's Temple in Corinthian style; in another, the Temple resembles the Buckingham Palace in London. In general, much of this artwork resembles European castles of the period; others are reminiscent of cathedrals, and the Women's Gallery is also depicted with magnificent buildings surrounding it - reminiscent of the European royal courts.
On the other hand, some artists created amazingly precise works that are similar to those created by modern researchers. The collection also includes pictures made by artists who visited the site and depict realistic renditions of 19th century Jerusalem.

A detailed list of items in this collection can be found on the Winner's Auctions website.

Varying sizes and conditions. Some of the engravings were painted. Overall fine condition.

Category
Proclamations, Etchings and Graphics