Portrait of Ephraim, one of the sons of Joseph, son of Jacob. The tribe of Ephraim is generally included in the list of the twelve tribes of Israel in the place of Joseph. The present Samaritans claim to be descendants of Ephraim (and his brother Manasseh). Pastel signed top right “SAIZEDE, 1923”. Label on the back : Mrs Saizède Berthe ,societaire des artistes Français ,66 rue de Monceau – Paris “Ephraïm” pastel . Original black and gilt paper maché frame.