Vintage German Post Ww2 Wood Relief Carving Woodsman Man Folk Art 1949 For Sale
Welcome! Presenting a vintage, post WW2 German folk artrelief wood carving of a woodsman or hunter man. It measures 9 3/4 inches high and 6 3/4 inches wide. The carved image is of a man sitting on a rock, with his hands clasped andhead slightly bowed, almost as if in prayer, against a background of what appears to be either a green forest, or perhaps mountain peaks. He iswearing agreen fur trimmed jacket, pants and cap, with a knife hanging from his belt. The carving is signed on the lower left in front "Osten", and inscribed in faded pencil on the back "Minne Fran Osten - den 31-7-49". There is an embedded screw hook on the top for hanging. The wood on the front has been painted in shades of dark and medium green, brown and yellow-brown, almost a mustard color.Overall good condition, could use a gentle cleaning if desired to enhance the color. The back is scored, worn and splintered with pencil and chalk scribbles.
It is a powerful, rugged German folk art image.
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Vintage German Post Ww2 Wood Relief Carving Woodsman Man Folk Art 1949: $55