Relief Wood Carving Nest Robber, Black Forest ca. 1890
Item e5467

A fine wood carving relief depicting a scenery of a nest robbing of a raptor by a man. The model for this carving was painted by Josef Anton Strassgschwandtner (1826-1881) and is titled 'Nestraeuber' (nest robber).

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: 8.86" (22.5 cm)
Depth: 1.57" (4 cm)

Literature Reference:
Peter F. Blackman, Black Forest Woodcarvings, Atglen 2009
Jay Arenski, Simon and Michael Daniels, Swiss Carvings - The Art of the Black Forest 1820 - 1940, Woodbridge 2005
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