Berlin 1876 – 1944 Haifa (German)

Title: The Actor, Kowalsky from Vilnius, from: Sketches from Russia – Jews of the East | Schauspieler Kowalsky (Wilna): Skizzen aus Russland. Ostjuden, 1915/16

Technique: Original Hand Signed Lithograph on Wove Paper.

Paper size: 26 x 17 cm. / 10.2 x 6.7 in.

Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Struck” in lower right image.
It is one of 50 portraits included in the 1915 portfolio “Skizzen aus Russland. Ostjuden” [Sketches from Russia – Jews of the East].
It was printed by Druckerei des Oberbefehlshabers Ost, [German High Command] during the German occupation of Poland and Lithuania during the First World War.

Note: This sitter was an actor named Kowalsy from the modern day Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Other impressions of this work can be found in the collections of the Jüdisches Museum, Berlin, and the Leo Baeck Institute, New York.

Condition: good condition. A 5 mm paper loss in the lower margin. The left sheet edge unevenly trimmed. Short tears in the upper and right margins. The sheet toned towards the upper and right edges.