• Help identifying portrait with Hebrew inscription

    From Cory Streisinger corystr@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 20 20:24:31 2019
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    I'm trying to identify the subject of a portrait I've posted on ViewMate at


    The portrait comes from an online genealogy site where the subject is identified as R. Aryeh Leib ben Saul Lowenstam (1690-1755), ABD
    Amsterdam. (He is my eighth-great-grandfather.) I'd like to confirm
    whether this identification is correct. Based on the inscription and
    the book in the portrait, it's also been suggested that this is
    actually R. Aryeh Leib's son R. Saul Lowenstam (1717-1790), also ABD
    Amsterdam. I've posted a closer view of the inscription at


    I would appreciate any views on whether this is R. Aryeh Leib, R.
    Saul, or someone else, as well as any further translation of the
    inscription (sorry about the poor quality), and if anyone knows the
    source of this portrait, please let me know.

    Thanks very much (and thanks to those who have weighed in already).
    Please respond via ViewMate or privately by email.

    Cory Streisinger
    Portland, Oregon
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