The work represents a composition on the theme "Disasters of War". It shows a group of the Jews mourning their killed children. To the right there is represented a woman sitting on the stone and looking at her dead child stretched on the ground at her legs. A small boy has pressed himself to his mother from the right, an elder one is embracing the woman from behind and the third one is standing to the left embracing his head with his hands. A figure of a tall Jew dressed in a frock-coat and a peaked cap is represented in the center of the composition behind the boy. With his left hand he reaches the sitting woman while his right hand is streched to the left and upwards.To the right an old man in a frock-coat and in a peaked cap and a teen-ager are carrying a body of a dead maid. The man is embracing her shoulders and waist while the boy is supporting her legs. On the background the outlines of the schtetl can be seen.
Akselrod, Pogrom, from the series "The Civil war" | Unknown
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Pencil hatches on white paper drawn in different directions resemble the traces of chisel on engraver's plate.
There are numerous slight tears along the right and the upper edges of the drawing. A piece of paper in the left upper part of the drawing and the right upper corner are lost.
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Signature in LR. M.Akselrod in Russian cursive letters. Pencil.
Summary and Remarks
This work served as a pattern for an engraving made in 1928. The engraving plate has partly preserved and now is in Yachilevitch family collection. A print of this engraving is being kept in The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.
1991 brought to Israel. ##Exhibitions: 1972 - one-man show in the exhibition hall of the Artists' Union on Begovaya str., Moscow.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Gerchuk, Yu. "Meir Akselrod", Moscow,1972, p.,24.
| M.Y. 5.1994
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