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The Biedermeier period (1815–1848/1849) coincided with the development of a Jewish bourgeoisie in the German-speaking area whose self-understanding was also articulated in the visual arts. One of the most well-known painters of this time is Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800–1882). His works reflect the challenges faced by the Jewish community since the early 19th century; the Biedermeier style with its preferred display of domestic idylls in the bourgeois environment providing him with the opportunity to express himself artistically.

The retreat into the private and domestic…

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Ori Z. Soltes, Washington D. C., “Biedermeier”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 01 October 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0097>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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