The Bezalel workshop in Jerusalem prepared this beautiful print celebrating Shabbat in the Salonika synagogue. The lithograph has a typical Bezalel design – Jewish and orientalist symbols combined with an art nouveau style.
The condition of the print is good. The entire piece has been backed with thin archival paper. The print was folded into quarters at one time leaving visible creases with a tiny pinhole in the center; a few small paper losses at the top left and bottom right corners, and nicks along the borders have been repaired; there is faint staining of the lower right corner into the image and very light dirt stains at the top left corner that do not affect the image; and, finally, the paper has aging tone over the entire surface. The image overall is bright, and strong.
height – 25 1/4″; width – 16 1/4″