In Song of Songs, chapter VI, verses 4-9 the king/lover proclaims his love’s beauty, Thou art beautiful, O my love… comparing her individual features to various wonders of nature. In Raban’s illustration, the king looks earnestly into the eyes of his beloved with the various women of his household in the background.
The photo-offset lithograph produced by Editions Artistiques de Paris is from the 1930 edition of Raban’s book printed in Jerusalem by Ariel Press. The print is in excellent condition although age-stained and is signed Z. Raban and Jerusalem in the lower border of the plate. We have tacked the English translation on the rear of the mat holding this print. Print will be sent flat.
plate height – 5″; plate width – 7 1/2″