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17089, One of a kind
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Calling inspiration from both a Netherlands trip and countless research from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “Father ‘Winter'” is a one of a kind that is the start of a new style series for Judi Vaillancourt.
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After a trip to the Netherlands, Judi Vaillancourt became familiar with the work of Dutch botanist, Jac. P. Thijsse. Born in 1865 in Maastricht, Netherlands, Jac P was honored for his work with a gift of a wildlife garden near Haarlem, which was the first wildlife garden in the Netherlands, and continues to be one of the oldest worldwide.
Coincidentally, while researching designs for her 2018 Chalkware collection, Judi stumbled upon an artist represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston whose art deco and Nouveau style was directly inspired by the leaves of Thijsse’s gardens. This style, used to decorate the cover of the book “Winter Door” by Thijsse with ginkgo biloba leaves and pine cones, was a broad style used extensively for book covers of the time.
The “Father ‘Winter'” one of a kind, is one of experimentation and passion. With two accessories that can be swapped out depending on the piece’s display—a garland of pine cones and a golden bottle brush tree—the grandeur of this piece is second to none. This piece, painted in December 2017, is the start of a style series for Judi which will be prominent in the 2018 Chalkware catalog.
This one of a kind is the perfect piece for any series collector, botanical historian, or, simply, a lover of fine art. Enjoy complimentary shipping on this piece.
Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.