The Four Children in Illustration
The Passover Haggadah speaks of four children who ask questions at the seder - one who is wise, one who is wicked, one who is simple, and one who doesn’t even know to ask a question.
כְּנֶגֶד אַרְבָּעָה בָנִים דִּבְּרָה תוֹרָה: אֶחָד חָכָם, וְאֶחָד רָשָׁע, וְאֶחָד תָּם, וְאֶחָד שֶׁאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ לִשְׁאוֹל.
Corresponding to four children did the Torah speak; one [who is] wise, one [who is] wicked, one who is simple and one who doesn't know to ask.
The Haggadah, unlike most other Jewish texts, is often illustrated. The illustrations serve as a type of midrash, or interpretation, of the text. What does a wise child look like? How about a wicked child? The illustration gives us a window into how the community of that time and place viewed each of the types.
Sefaria has recently added Haggadah manuscripts to the library. They can be viewed by clicking on “Manuscripts” in the resource panel attached to the four children text.
This sheet presents a selection of the manuscripts that you will find on Sefaria. Click on the link below each image to see it in a larger size.

Washington Haggadah (Northern Italy, 1478)

Prague Haggadah (Prague, 1526)

Moravia, 1730

Amsterdam, 1738

Hamburg, 1741

Charlotte von Rothschild Haggadah (Germany, 1842)

Szyk Haggadah (Lodz, 1934)

Arthur Szyk creator QS:P170,Q711673, Arthur Szyk (1894-1951). The Haggadah. The Four Sons (1934), Łódź, Poland, CC BY-SA 4.0

Benghazi Haggadah (Libya, 1943)

Hagadat Pesaḥ ha-ḥadashah (A. Calderon) (Israel, 2006)

Kalderon, Asher. Hagadat Pesaḥ ha-ḥadashah = The new Passover Haggadah. [Israel: ḥ. mo. l, 2006] Image.