Mikveh Israel Portrait Gallery
Abraham Meyer Frechie

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Collection KKMI Paintings
Artist Unknown
Description Portrait of Abraham Meyer Frechie (1831-1906) .
Parnas (President) of KKMI 1883-1887, 1891-1892.
Undated. Unsigned.
Dimensions H-35 W-29 inches
Material Canvas
Object Name Painting
Provenance Born in Amsterdam, Frechie learned cigar making at an early age. He was a cigar manufacturer and dealer here in Philadelphia and apparently a quite successful one. His wife, Laura (1829-1913) was born in Bordeaux and was related to Emile Pereire, the French investment banker. Hew was Treasurer of the Philadelphia Alliance Israelite Universelle, Director of the Association of Jewish Immigrants, and a Trustee of the Hyman Gratz Trust. Many ritual objects of great value were donated by the Frechie family.
Title Abraham Meyer Frechie
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