Vilna Gaon authentic portrait



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Description Painting of the Vilna Gaon
Date 1915(1915)
Source Yesodei Hatorah School corridor wall.
Author unknown, taken from a picture by Miriam Santahe(?), who was born before 1797.
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  • This is a photo of an oil painting, which is a faithful reproduction of the picture here
  • The photo was taken by User:Chesdovi, of a picture on a corridor wall at Yesodei Hatorah school, in Stamford Hill, London.
  • The inscription on the bottom of the picture here says "this true and correct picture was taken from the picture arranged and made at the expense of much work by the noble woman, may the awe of God be her treasure, the late Mrs Miriam Santahe(?), a granddaughter of the GRA, which is to be seen today in the home of the Wilner family, descendants of the GRA. The false pictures fabricated thus far are nullified, and this is the visage of the good Eliyahu." The highlighted letters on the last line add up to 5675 (1915).
  • The inscription under the frame says: "The original picture of the GRA, which was in the possession of Mrs Miriam, the wife of Mr Shmaryah Zuckerman, the great-granddaughter of the GRA, the granddaughter of the GRA's son R Avraham, a picture that was not known until now, and was lately revealed." This is accompanied by an assertion of copyright by "Kerem Eliyahu - the Institute for Publishing the GRA's Works", Jerusalem. This assertion is obviously spurious, since the claimant openly admits that the work is old enough to be PD.

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