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(VII) Img. ID: 13951 Akselrod, Study for a stage design for "Boitre the Robber" by M.Kulbak, , Kyiv (Kiev), 1936 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Akselrod, Study for a stage design for "Boitre the Robber" by M.Kulbak | Unknown
3a Object Stage set
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Akselrod, Meir (1902-1970) (Painter)
5 Date 1936
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Kyivs'ka obl. | Kyiv (Kiev)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Israel | Maale Adumim | Yachilevich Family
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style by: Primitivism.|
13 Iconographical Subject House
Torah Ark |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 04.1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 724-32
19a Scan No.
20 Description The work represents an interior of a rich man's house. It shows a large and spacy room. A long table covered with white cloth is standing diagonally in its center. Four chairs are moved up to it from its left. A brown arm-chair with a hight richly decorated back is standing frontally to the right of the table. To the left, a little bit in the depth there is a reading-desk for praying. A white colomn with a lion on its top standing on the foreground boarders the room from the left. The whole central part is raised above the level of the floor. Three small steps are leading to it from the right. From the back side it is enclosed with a wall cut with archs, supported by two white colomns. A small half-arch develops into a highter and a wider one. Through the large opening between the colomns in the middle one can see a brown aron kodesh standing against the back wall. Two lions holding a crown are represented in its upper part. A small window can be seen above aron kodesh. To its left there is a staircase leading to a door. To its right there is a large window of Baroque outlines and in the depth in the opening between the colomn and the edge of the drawing another arch partly covered with red veil and another door can be seen. A piece of staircase is also represented in the right part of the drawing. A symmetrical curtain decorated with black fringe is crowning the whole picture. The work is painted in warm yellow and brown colours.
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 grey rugged 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 320mm.
26b Length 450mm.
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 LR. M.Akselrod,36 in Russian cursive letters. Pen and blue ink.
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
"Boitre the Robber" is a play by Bielorussian jewish writer M.Kulbak. It was staged in Kiev GOSSET in 1936. A year later, after the arrest of M.Kulbak, the play was excluded from the repertoire of the theatre. The events described in the play take place in the beginning of the 19th century. Boitre - a jewish Robin Hood, a defender of poor people, a noble avenger - restores justice in jewish schtetls. The design of the theatre curtain is probably influenced by motives of jewish tombstones -mazevot. (See, for example, D.Goberman "Jewish Tombstones", Moscow, 1993, ill.No.156.)
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
1991 brought to Israel.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
G.Fedorov "Meir Akslrod", Moscow, p.,19.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
0021 | 037
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ma.1737
:MED : Watercolor and gouache on paper

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