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Special Edition Madonna with Child, Wood, hand painted made since 1915 in eastern region of Germany finest quality -astonishing detail hair color may be requested , not guaranteed.
Wendt & Kühn has been making hand-crafted treasures for more than 100 years. Always staying true to the grand design legacy and the artistic and creative work left to us by the founders of the company, Grete Wendt and Grete Kühn, and the designer Olly Wendt.
In the coming years we intend to select with great care, and at regular intervals, a number of genuine treasures – we have called them curiosities – from Wendt & Kühn’s great treasure trove of designs, which we will produce exclusively to order, one by one. These pieces require a very high degree of craftsmanship from the skilled craftsmen and women at our workshops.
The form of the Madonnas that are now returning to the collection is based on an original historic design. When it came to the color scheme, rather than stick to the simple original design, we set ourselves the challenge of devising some new artistic variations. The result: two Madonnas, each very different in appearance. While the Madonna in the dark-blue dress exudes elegance, the one with the pale-blue robe touches us with her gentle demeanor. Regardless of which version you choose, the skill and artistry that has gone into their painting means these impressive large figurines represent the master craftsmanship of our workshops like no others.
From this year onwards a quite exceptional masterpiece of the finest craftsmanship will be joining the Wendt & Kühn collection: a 16.5-inch-high Madonna in two colors that has never previously been part of the collection. While the Madonna in the dark-blue dress exudes elegance, the one in a pale-blue robe touches us with her gentle demeanor.
It is not known whether Grete Wendt was interested in the Virgin Mary in a religious sense or if she took a more humanistic view of the Madonna as a depiction of a mother and child. What we do know is that she was very taken with a particular painting of the Madonna, the “The Virgin and Child with a Pear” by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German painter. A reproduction of this work hung on the wall of her living room.
- Light Blue Version
- Limited to 100 pieces per year
- Year of Introduction:2020
Made in Germany