Item: Strauss Collection Vitrine
|Title: ||Strauss Collection Vitrine|
|Issue Date: ||1881 |
|Publisher: ||Museum of Jewish Art and History, Paris|
|Abstract: ||Jewish ceremonial objects 17th and 18th centuries
As displayed at the turn of the century in a display case of the Musée national du Moyen Âge, in Paris.|
|Description: ||Objects from a collection on a long-term loan from the Musée d’Art juif and the Musée national du Moyen Âge to
the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme in Paris.
"...This collection, which played a key role in gaining recognition for Jewish art, was built up by Isaac Strauss, a Jew of Alsatian origin, born in Strasbourg in 1806, who moved to Paris in 1827. Appointed by Louis-Philippe to supervise Court balls, then music director of the Vichy spa establishment, he retained these responsibilities under the Second Empire. His villa at Vichy housed a large collection of furniture and works of art. During his travels throughout Europe, he acquired items of furniture, ceremonial objects and Hebrew manuscripts, building up a pioneering collection of outstanding quality.
This collection was featured in the Universal Exhibition of 1878 at the Palais du Trocadéro, and this had a decisive impact on the formation of large Jewish collections at the end of the nineteenth century. The objects were described by Georges Stenne in a catalogue which included very clear sketches, and this was the first bibliographical reference to Jewish art."
|Appears in Collections:||Exhibiting Jews|
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