Trebitsch, Moses Loeb ben Wolf

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TREBITSCH, MOSES LOEB BEN WOLF (18th century), Central European Hebrew scribe-illuminator, from Trebic in Moravia. He was one of the pioneer figures in the renaissance of Jewish manuscript art at the beginning of the 18th century. At least a dozen works from his gifted pen are known – most of them Passover Haggadot. His pen drawings, usually set off by wash, are well-composed, small genre paintings. The family scene which he prefixed to the Van Geldern Haggadah (1723) and a companion work now in the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (1716–17), are among the outstanding specimens of the new Jewish miniature art of the period.


Landsberger, in: huca, 23 (1950–51), 503–21; Naményi, in: rej, 16 (1957), 59–60.

[Cecil Roth]