Those of you on the World Jewish Congress mailing list may have received
the "Jewish Communities of the World" calendar for the New Year. The page
for July shows a benediction sheet >from 1755 by scribe and painter Samuel
Dreznitz of Nikolsburg (Mikulov). Beautifully done.
This image may be of interest not only to those with ties to Nikolsburg, but
also to those with ties to nearby Strassnitz, because "Dreznitz" is an old
name for that town.
Can anyone provide more information on the life and work of this scribe?
I'll be happy to send a scanned image of the benediction upon request.
For the siggers who are more interested in Austria, the March page of the
calendar feature scrolls in micrography >from Vienna, 1748.
-- Michael Gordy
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA