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'Christ in the Temple', 1879, (1914). Creator: Max Liebermann.

'Christ in the Temple', 1879, (1914). Creator: Max Liebermann.

2-704-649 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images
            

'Christ in the Temple', 1879, (1914). 'The Twelve-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple', first exhibited in 1879, caused a scandal, with critics berating Liebermann for depicting the Saviour as a 'Jewish urchin'. Liebermann, a Jew himself, felt constrained to overpaint the figure of Jesus, making him fairer haired and more European-looking, in an attempt at appeasement in the anti-semitic atmosphere of the time. Painting in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany. From "Bibby's Annual 1914", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, London, 1914]


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Image Aliases

  1. 0580051515
  1. 2-704-649
  1. 2704649

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2778x3207
File Size : 26101kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Max Liebermann, attributed to: German: Artist, painter
People Related
  1. Joseph Bibby: : animal feed and soap manufacturer
Medium
  1. Oil

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