The work represents a half-length portrait of an old jew with a forked beard. His figure and his head are slightly mooved to the right, the glance, however, is directed towards the spectator. The man is wearing a peaked cap and a long coat with wide lapels. The right part of the face, the right hand and the breast of the old man are nearly not touched with colours. The background is also left white. Only to the right of the head there is a light greenish spot. The other parts of the portrait are painted with grey and light-brown colours. The outlines of the coat are underlined here and there by the Paris blue.
Akselrod, Head of an Old Man | Unknown
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The work is painted with wide brush strokes with diluted watercolors on thick white paper.
The left lower corner of the drawing is rumpled and slightly torn.
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Languages of inscription
Type of grave
Number of Lines
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Signature in LL. M.Akselrod,28 in Russian cursive letters. Pencil.
Summary and Remarks
1991 brought to Israel. ##Exhibitions: 1972 - Exhibition hall of The Artists' Union, Begovaya st., Moscow. 1973 - Konenkov Museum of Fine Arts, Smolensk. 1982 - Exhibition hall of The Artists' Union, Vavilov st., Moscow.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Kutin,G. "Meir Moiseevich Akselrod (1902-1970)." Smolensk, 1973, p.,17. Gerchuk, Yu., "Meir Akselrod", Moscow,1972, p.13. Gerchuk,Yu., "Meir Akselrod", Moscow, 1982, s.p. Fedorov,G., "Meir Akselrod", Moscow,1982(?), p,43, ill.
| M.Y. 5.1994