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Plaque, Raised Relief, Lady Liberty, Carved Wood Sculpture, Florida Artist, mid 20th Century

$450

John T. Albert (born 1920)
Lady Liberty Relief Plaque
American: 1956
Inscribed on underside J. Albert, 1956
10 inches high, 11.25 inches wide, 3 inches depth

A hand carved wooden relief portrait of Lady Liberty shown in profile. She has a sash in her hair with the word LIBERTY, and a headdress of laurel and oak leaves. The plaque is mounted at a slight inward angle on a molded rectangular base.

John T. Albert (born 1920) was a Tampa, Florida, folk artist who made oil paintings in the 1960s and later specialized in wooden sculptures and carvings. He was photographed for the Florida Folklife Collection in 1979-1982 with his tools and giving demonstrations to schoolchildren. Among his works are small figurines of people as well as wooden folk art whimsies.

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Description

Lady Liberty is a popular motif in American art, sculpture, and coins. She is variously based on the Greek goddess Athena (Minerva), the Roman goddess Libertas, and an American Indian Queen.

Condition: Generally very good with light wear overall. Liberty sash made of thin clear plexiglass with hand painted lettering, as issued.

References:

Leonard,Eric. “Lady Liberty.” Crescent City Coin Club. April 2004. Online at: http://www.crescentcitycoinclub.org/seminars_and_programs/Lady%20Liberty.pdf (7 November 2017).

“Wood-carver John Albert holding a chain he uses to carve wood with- Tampa, Florida.”
Florida Memory, State Library & Archives of Florida. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/115274 (7 November 2017).

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Century

20th Century