Man With Fur Hat

Isidor Kaufmannc. 1910

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

Isidor Kaufmann�s portraits of religiously devout Jews conveyed aspects of Jewish tradition that his audience of acculturated Jews and non-Jews would understand. Here, the sitter�s orthodoxy is indicated by his fur-trimmed shtraymel (hat) and black kapote (coat). For both Kaufmann and his secular patrons, these portraits served a dual purpose. Hung in well-appointed parlors, they enhanced Kaufmann�s prestige as a painter and the social status of the paintings� owners. They also provided a connection to Jewish heritage by linking the world of cosmopolitan Vienna to a traditional lifestyle that endured outside the capital.

Source: The Jewish Museum, New York, 2003.

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  • Title: Man With Fur Hat
  • Creator: Isidor Kaufmann
  • Date Created: c. 1910
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Place Part Of: Austria
  • Physical Dimensions: w310 x h410 cm
  • Credit Line: Gift of Lisl Weil Marx in memory of her husband Julius Marx and his brother Rudolf Marx, 1985-179
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/researchimagerequests
  • Medium: Oil on panel


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