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Geisweller
  • Paul L. Spindler
    1906–1980
    active: France
  • Geisweller, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: France
  • wood, intarsia
  • Object Height/Width: 63 x 86 cm
    Object Height/Width: 24 3/4 x 33 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert C. and Ellen (Patterson) Long
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0077
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Intarsia inlaid wood landscape. A village scene made of the inlays of several different veneers. A rod runs from the lower left toward the upper right of the panel. Coming down the road is a man in overalls, white shirt, and cap riding in a small cart drawn by two horses, one dark and one light colored. The lower right foreground is dominated by a large tree which rises beyond the picture plane, but which displays its foliage across the upper quarter of the entire image. Near the tree’s base at the edge of the road are three ducks, tow of which are foraging for food. In the middle background is a church steeple with a weathervane on top. Three trees (cypresses?) are visible to the right of the church. The right middle ground near the right edge is dominated by a large bush. The lighting throughout is strong with several variations of cast shadows.