1842, Vilna - 1902, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Jewish Miser


For the high relief Jewish Miser (Miser Counting Money), created in 1865, Mark Antokolsky received a Silver Medal Award from the Academy of Arts, along with a scholarship from the emperor, Alexander II, in a competition. The influence of 16th-century Dutch painting is clear in the composition, as well as in the figure of the miser carved from ivory. At the time, the critic Vladimir Stasov noted the “veracity of expression,” and that the “suit is not invented, not abstract, but taken from life.”

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