A small wall plaque with detailed relief carvings worked out of linden wood by Johann Rint ca. 1880. Probably depicting a scene after stories by Joseph Victor von Scheffel - a famous German literary man in the 19th century. The carved signature shows: "Rint". The frame is renewed.
The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine art sculptures, is found throughout Europe. The incentive to create not only useful but also aesthetically beautiful things, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in Germany with Madel and in Austria with Heissl. Their wood-carving art works with sculptures, wall plaques and reliefs enhance any interior design.
Width: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height: 5.12" (13 cm)
Depth: 0.59" (1.5 cm)