Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1917, Juan Ferrandiz was an illustrator, writer, poet, and sculptor, receiving his education at the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona. Children, animals, and peace where the focus of his many illustrated writings. With the inspiration from his many illustrations of children and animals, in 1969, he began to design carved wooden pieces through ANRI, and became beloved by thousands who saw his pieces.
Ferrandiz designed his carvings with childlike figures in several sizes. It is part of a collection that came from the estate of a career Air Force officer and his family who traveled the world. I feel sure they purchased it while in Italy probably around the time that Ferrandiz first started working with ANRI in the late 1960s. The carving is 3 ¼” wide and 5 1/4” tall and has been painted in soft reds, blues, and green with brown tones. The sweet little donkey is carrying three smiling children with a goose on his hind quarters, a flop-earred puppy and darling little rabbit on his neck, and a singing bird on his head. This piece bears Ferrandiz’s signature and Anri Italy impressed into the wood on the bottom. The piece is hand carved to a smooth finish and shaded, and Ferrandiz, with his love of children and animals, gave endearing looks to their little faces. This piece is in excellent condition.
We also have individual pieces to a Ferrandiz 6” creche set listed for sale.
These would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas decorations or carved wooden figure collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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ANRI “Riding through the Rain” 5” Figure by Juan Ferrandiz