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Landscape with Stars

High Holy Days 2023

Year: 1905-1908

Artist: Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond Delacroix)

Is there anything that evokes a sense of praise more than a star-filled sky? Nothing has the power to make us feel so small, but also to make us feel as though we are a part of something so great. How can we look at a sky like this and not cry out “Mah Gadlu Ma’asecha Adonai! – How great are your works, Adonai!”?

Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond Delacroix) (French, Douai 1856–1910 Saint-Clair) Landscape with Stars, ca. 1905–1908 Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper ; 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (24.4 x 32.1cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.592) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/459189