Josef Johann Suss (Austrian, 1857-1937)
A Rabbi Learning
oil on canvas
Suss was well known for his genre scenes of Austrian and Central European life, including: flower girls, tavern scenes and portraits of Rabbis. At recent auction a similar work entitled “Rabbi” closed at $2,680 (Palais Dorotheum – Wien, Lot 218, 12/07/04). Suss has a high auction result of $13,000 for his work entitled “The Chess Playing Rabbi” (Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, Lot 287, 04/15/98).