Auction 71 Israeli & International Art
Dec 15, 2016 (Your local time)
USA
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LOT 1:

BLUM, LUDWIG
Judean Hills.

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Sold for: $20,000
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$ 12,000
Estimated price:
$12,000 - $18,000
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Judean Hills.
Oil on canvas. Signed by the artist and titled in Hebrew lower right and in English lower left. Framed. 13 x 22.75 inches; 33 x 57.75 cm.

Jerusalem, 1949

Ludwig Blum's views and panoramas are among the most memorable and striking images of the Holy Land. An immigrant from Moravia, Blum (1891-1974) settled in Jerusalem in 1923, where he was strongly attracted by the warm colors, unique light and oriental atmosphere of the holy city, its people and environs. Blum rose to became Eretz Israel's most prominent artist and was honored with the "Yakir Yerushalayim" award for artistic contributions to the country.
     

Provenance:
Acquired from Devora Hermon, daughter of the artist, 1984. Previously, gifted by the artist to his daughter upon her marriage.
     

Exhibited:
Artist's House, Jerusalem (1973). The President's House, Jerusalem, Landscapes in Israeli Art (1982). Mayanot Gallery, Jerusalem, Blum Retrospective (1988).

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