Birkat ha-Mazon

Jakob ben Judah Leib Shamash is considered the most prolific Jewish artist of the 18th century. We know of 60 signed works. He probably created this bridal book as a wedding present: it also contains a rare depiction of a woman taking a ritual bath.


Birkat ha-Mazon (Grace after Meals), 1741, copied and illustrated by Jacob ben Judah Leib Shamash, Hamburg, parchment.


Braginsky Collection 351