Mother and Child at Window, Old Folk Art Relief Carving

Regular price $70.00

This one doesn't photograph especially well, and the surface shows a little wear and dryness--but the face on that baby! His little hands, too, and the long-fingered hands of his mother wrapping him from either side, and her lovely face looking down on him, with the cross of the window panes revealed behind a pulled curtain to her left, countered by the waves of her hair pulled back in a bun. Quite a charming and tender thing I think, with the name of its maker, J. Pentel, carved at lower right.

10 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 1/2". On the reverse in black marker is written "Folk Art $350." There is some dryness to the wood, which I have not touch, with shows a little more dramatically in photos, and some surface wear to the highest points of the carving (i.e. curtain folds and baby's nose!) 1920s-40s I would guess.