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Musicians (from 'A Memory of Memories')

© estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

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After his arrival in Glasgow in 1940, as an evocation of a lost Warsaw, Herman began a series of nostalgic drawings variously depicting family life, Jewish customs and the everyday street life of his native city including many depicting itinerant street musicians and singers of folk songs. 'Musicians', with its lively, freely-drawn style belongs to the early part of this series.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum



Musicians (from 'A Memory of Memories')




pen, ink & wash on paper


H 17.1 x W 21.6 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by Henny Handler, 1993

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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