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Monday, 24 December 2012

Josef Dobner- 'Der Gaukler'

I just wanted to put a couple of images  of this carving on my blog, because I think it's great.
It was carved using holly wood in 1926, by a man named Josef Dobner. He died in 1972.
'Der Gaukler' means something like 'the entertainer' or 'the joker'. I wonder if it is a self-portrait?
 The carving is kept at the Belvedere museum in Vienna, which is part of the Austrian State Museum and is well worth a visit.  The copyrights on both of these images are owned by them.

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