Monday, March 25, 2013

Arthur Szyk's Haggadah

Arthur Szyk's Haggadah was published in 1939. Swann Galleries lot description calls it "the artist's best-known work and the most celebrated modern illustrated Haggadah." The limited edition is highly sought-after. This is number 41/125 and it sold for $38,000 in 2010.

Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, Matzoh and Maror (Bitter Herbs), 1939

Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, Edited by Cecil Roth, Fine Binding, 1939

Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, Signed Limitation Page, 1939
Signatures of artist Arthur Szyk and editor  Cecil Roth

"At the Feet of Your Most Gracious Majesty, I humbly lay these works of my hands,
shelving forth the Afflictions of my People Israel.
arthur szyk, illuminator: of Poland"
Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, 1939

Hodu L'Adonai Ki-Tov / Ki L'Olam Chasdo
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good / For his mercy endureth forever
Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, 1939


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