Title: "The Twelve Tribes of Israel", M&L 618-630; F-72-6, 13 drypoints with pochoir coloring, title, text in Hebrew and French, justification, on Arches, 1970, each signed by the artist in pencil, the justification also signed by the artist in pencil, numbered 160/195 (there were 195 on Arches and 195 on Rives BFK, plus XXXV on Rives BFK with a suite on Japon),As published by Trans World Art, 1973, New York and printed by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, France, Size info:, sheet: 655 x 505 mms, plate size: 510 x 370 mms, See website for additional data.
Recorded and illustrated in the Michler & Lopsinger catalog raissone Nos. 618 - 630 (Page 217-218); also Albert Field 72-6 (page 78-79).
Comments: Issued in a portfolio entitled ?Twelve Tribes of Israel?. With an introduction by Aba Eban (The then Israeli Foreign Secretary) and a complete text in French and Hebrew with 13 engravings (12 individual tribes plus a frontispiece showing an illustration of each tribe) . The portfolio was published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel. The individual titles were:1) Simon (Simeon), Reubin(Ruben),Judah (Juda), Asher (Aser), Issachar (Isacar), Dan, Gad, Zebulun (Zabulon),Naphtali (Naphtali), Joseph, Benjamin, Levi (Levy) plus the etched frontispiece with symbols of all 12 Tribes.
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Generally in very good condition, each print unframed together with the original paper wrappers, moir‰ silk and parchment-covered boards for the case. The portfolio boards in fair condition.