Photo Credit: Courtesy Kestenbaum & Company
Isidor Kaufmann’s 'A Young Jewish Bride'

Kestenbaum & Company will be featuring Isidor Kaufmann’s painting titled “A Young Jewish Bride” in their upcoming auction of Fine Judaica to be held on Thursday, March 16.

Isidor Kaufmann (1853 – 1921) was born to Hungarian Jewish parents in Arad, Kingdom of Hungary (presently Romania), and became a painter late in his life. His most noted paintings describe Jewish life in Poland.


The subject of a Jewish woman is rare in Kaufmann’s work, making this particular painting very unique. The painting has been exhibited over the years at both The Israel Museum and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. It was acquired decades ago directly from Philipp Kaufmann, son of the artist, and has now been consigned to Kestenbaum for auction by descendants of the original owner.

Estimated at $200,000-300,000, the painting is accompanied by a detailed letter of provenance written by Philipp Kaufmann (London, 1964). Another Isidor Kaufmann painting, “Hasid at Prayer” is also offered. This portrait has never before been publicly exhibited. The pre-auction estimate is $60,000-80,000.

Further Fine Art offerings in the auction include works by such noted artists as Samuel Hirszenberg, Mane-Katz, Lajos Kolozsvary, Artur Markowicz, Leopold Pilichowski, Ze’ev Raban, Issachar Ber Ryback, Hermann Struck and Roman Vishniac.

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