Maurycy Gottlieb loves Laura Rosenfeld.
Laura Rosenfeld loves Maurycy Gottlieb.
Maurycy paints his masterpiece, "Shylock and Jessica", modeling Jessica after Laura.
Laura agrees to marry Maurycy.
Maurycy is overjoyed.
Laura takes back her promise.
Maurycy tries to move on with his life, proposing marriage to Lola Rosengarten.
Laura marries a banker.
Maurycy hears the news and kills himself.
Oh, the life of a Jewish artist!