This extreme rare jewish painting, depicting prayer in a synagogue of Amsterdam, created in the end of 17 to early of 18 century and came from the well-known Waldes collection in Praque ( bought by auction Meissner/Neumann in Praque a few years ago).
In the Nazi time the painting was confiscated with another works of art from the owner, famous jewish-czech idustrialist Jindrich Waldes ( he was lost in concentration camp in 1941). After WWII the work was a long time a exhibit of national gallery in Brno. The collection was legally restituted in 1996 to the Waldes heirs. On Oct. 21, 1999, the Czech National Gallery is scheduled to return an extensive part of the Jindrich Waldes art collection to the Waldes heirs.
Inscription: unsigned, on the back side old exhibit labels of museum in Brno
Technique: oil on canvas, luxuriousy old master style frame
Measurements: unframed w 27 1/4" x h 18 1/2" (69 x 47 cm), framed 34 2/3" x 26" (88 x 66 cm)
Condition: in very good condition to the age