ANRI Ferrandiz Leading the Way 6" Ltd Ed from 1977

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  • Sold Date: Aug 26, 2007
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This is the 6" high ANRI Woodcarving taken from the art of Spanish artist Juan Ferrandiz which is entitled "Leading the Way", the second edition in the Limited Boy and Girl of the Year introduced in 1977. The item number is 651410 and the edition size was only 1500 pieces world-wide. The issue price in 1977 was only $100.00 and secondary market values are well into $350 - $450 and up.

This woodcarving is numbered 644 out of the edition of 1500 and the number is incised into the base of the woodcarving.

The woodcarving is in very good condition. The base of the figurine is 2 1/2 " by 3". "Leading the Way" portrays a young girl holding a lantern in her right hand and walking with a lamb at her left side. The light of the lantern is leading the way for them. The figurine is hand-painted in oil paints in muted colors of peach, green, and yellow. The painting detail of "Leading the Way"is magnificent - down to the designs on her apron and the delicate paint strokes of the girl's eyelashes - such delicate hand painted detail that only the artists at ANRI can achieve. Even the lamb's eyelashes are clearly painted!

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