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(VII) Img. ID: 13943 Akselrod, Stage design for "The Quality of Judgement" by Dovid Bergelson, , Moscow, 1933 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

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2 Name/Title Akselrod, Stage design for "The Quality of Judgement" by Dovid Bergelson | *Fine art | *Theater design | Stage set
3a Object Stage set
Painting
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Akselrod, Meir (1902-1970) (Painter)
5 Date 1933
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Russia | Moskovskaia obl. | Moscow
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Maale Adumim | Yachilevich Family
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10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style by: Primitivism and Expressionism|
13 Iconographical Subject Shtetl |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 4.1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 725-20
19a Scan No.
20 Description The picture represents a design for the night scene of the play. Three grey houses are placed diagonally from the lower left corner to the center of the work. The staircases turned in different directions are leading to each of the houses. The front wall of the first house is absent so that the spectator can see the interior, where a red bench with a curved back is standing under a square window. Behind the houses on the level of their roofs one can see rickety fences. The dark blue colour of the background together with the whitness of the roofs, black bare trunks of trees jutting out from behind of the houses, black silhouettes of houses in the distance and black steps leading upstairs towards the door of one of the houses, are creating impression of winter night.
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
The work is painted with watercolors with use of white gouache on thin paper.
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 260mm.
26b Length 350mm.
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
Signature in LL. M.Akselrod in Russian cursive letters. Pencil.
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
The play "The Quality of Judgement" by D.Bergelson (originally "Midat ha din" - a cabalistic hebrew term denoting a quality of Divine judgement) was put on stage in Moscow GOSSET (State Hebrew Theatre) by S.Michoels in 1933. The performance was dedicated to the 16th anniversary of the October revolution. The action of the play takes place in a schtetl in the period of the Civil war (1918-1921), where the representative of ChK (Commitee Extraordinary) Philippov is establishing new order.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
1991 brought to Israel.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Fedorov,G. "Meir Akselrod". Moscow, p.,18-19.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
0021030
45 Temp: Batch Number
0021 | 030
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0010451
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
13943
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ma.1730
:MED : Watercolor and gouache on paper
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter M.Y. 5.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a