4. Late Mertens-Kunst

Here you’ll find Mertens-Kunst products from the 1950s to 1980s.

Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Teddy GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Screen-printed on plywood with additional hand-painting. Details: Teddybear Pyjamas Polka Dots Boy Sleepover.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1980s Doll Mother with Baby Sling

Siebdruck auf Schichtholz / Sperrholz. Höhe: 23cm. Details: Turquoise Dress Teddybear Hairband Girl Child. German Wall Figure.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Doll Mother with Pram

Screen-printed on plywood. 23 cm height. Details: Girl Light Blue Dress Child Seventies Hair. German Wall Figure.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Spring Girl with Yellow Tulip ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This wall figure belongs to the seasons series by Mertens-Kunst, with a beautiful color scheme. Details: Springflower...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Kneeling Doll Mother with Moon

Hand-painted on plywood, 19 cm height. Attributes: Child, Blond Girl, Pink Nightdress, Vintage. German Wall Figure.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Doll Mother with Cradle

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. Attributes: Girl Child Doll Hair Bow. German Wall Figure.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1960s Tunic Doll Mother with Pram ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Orange Jumping Jack Harlequin

Screen-printed on plywood. Attributes: Frilly Collar, pointy pompom hat, a Mister Punch clap. (Jumping Jack Harlequin Clap Klatsche Spitzenkragen Frills)
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Mertens-Kunst: 1960s Violett Rumpelstiltskin

Screen-printed on plywood. 23 cm height.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Jumping Jack Mitzi

Screen-printed on plywood. 26 cm height. Attributes: Lace pants, Bow Collar, Hairflower, psychedelic Seventies dress.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Glucksklee Fairy Tale Advertising

Screen-printed on plywood. German Wall Figures: Frog King, Rumpelstilskin and Goose Girl
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1970s + 1940s Mertens-Kunst Bodice Snow White ♡ Glucksklee Advertisment German Wall Figure

Mertens-Kunst liked to produce wall figures for advertising. Most of the time Alfred Mertens did not print the name Mertens-Kunst...
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Mertens-Kunst and Original Bergischer Engel: “I Never Drew Those Big Heads!”

That's what Mrs. Gruner-Witkop said in 2018. She drew the left princess. The right princess with "big head" was most...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst Little Rider ♡ Logo of Toy Store KURTZ

Screen-printed on plywood. The text on the back translates to the title on top. The toy store was founded in...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1980s Modern Frog King

Screen-printed on plywood. Attributes: Tiara, Polka Dots, Cape with Clasp.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Violet Goose Girl

Siebdruck auf Schichtholz = Sperrholz. Attributes: Chicks, striped Shirt, head scarf. Fairy Tale Wood Picture.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Pied Piper of Hamelin with Child

Screen-printed on plywood. Fairy Tale Wood Picture.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1960s Happy black and white Puss in Boots

Siebdruck auf Schichtholz = Sperrholz. Attributes: Feather Hat, Tomcat, Cat, Sack, Blue Cape. Fairy Tale Wood Picture.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1960s Little Brother+Little Sister with Short Braid

Screen-printed on plywood. Fairy Tale Wood Picture.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Little Chimney Sweep (OBE) ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Screen-printed on plywood. On the back it does say "Original Bergischer Engel" but it's really Mertens-Kunst. I can tell from...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Hans in Luck with Fine Face Features

This Hans has dainty face features and a high collar - very beautiful. And the edges were still hand-painted -...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: Mini Dress Girl with Duckling Lake

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, B72, Alle meine Entchen. In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s High Hair Cinderella

Screen-printed on plywood. Attributes: Broom, Doves, Red-Blue, Seventies Do, Brothers Grimm. Fairy Tale Wood Picture.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst Red Blue Hansel and Gretel ♡ German Wall Figure Vintage Wood Picture

Screen-printed on plywood. The colors red and blue were rather popular in the seventies. Mertens-Kunst had this Hansel and Gretel...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst Hair Flower Goose Girl ♡ German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture

Screen-printed on plywood. This motive was very popular back then. Many German girls grew up with her over their beds.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1970s Snooty Frog King Princess

On the back it says: "Glucksklee Babykost". Mertens-Kunst used to produce quite a few advertisment wall figures. I know of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Seven Ravens Sister with Head Scarf

Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz. In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst Small Soap Bubble Dwarf ♡ Vintage German Fretwork Wood Plaque

This wood picture is not very small, but since I've known a larger 30cm-version I call this soap bubble dwarf...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst Jumping Jack Plum ♡ German Vintage Nursery Decoration

Screen-printed on plywood. This har lequin is one of the cutest Mertens pull toys. And they did a lot!
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Mertens-Kunst (?): 1970s Comic Style Max Jumping Jack

A printed motive glued on plywood. I've known several of these comic style jumping jack, I think Alfred Mertens was...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s + 1960s Doll Mother

Screen-printed on plywood with additional hand-painting. (German Vintage Nursery Wall Figure Wood Picture Plaque Nursery Decor Girl Old)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Birthday Cake Dwarf with Presents

Screen-printed on 4 mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. Height: 25cm. There is a second version of this dwarf without the presents.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst Polka Dot Long Braid Goose Girl ♡ Vintage German Children’s Plaque

Screen-printed on plywood. Who was the designer of this? I know of Brunhild Schlotter in the 1930s, Ute Mertens from...
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Small Snow White with Blue Dwarf

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting, 19cm. Fairy Tale Wood Plaque.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Little Brother and Little Sister with Flower Headscarf

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. (24cm) rot
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Unusual Mertens-Kunst: 1960s Colorful Irisette Advertising Dwarfs

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. "Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Knitting Girl with White Cat

Screen-printed on plywood with additional hand-painting. Height: 21 cm. (B 28 Strickliesel)
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Little Long Braid Cinderella

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with added handpainting. Very touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress. And wonderful...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: White Puss in Boots with Big Eyes

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with addtional hand-painting, 24cm. Puss in Boots has always been a popular motive. Mertens-Kunst produced three different...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Earnest Puss in Boots with Red Vest

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with aditional hand-painting. One of the white Puss in Boots by Mertens and so beautiful: Look at...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Seperate Small Hansel and Gretel with Dot Scarfs

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting.
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Mertens-Kunst: 1950s Canopy Cradle Child with Pink Sister ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Early screen-print with added hand-painting, 25cm. ("C 12 Eia popeia")
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Large Cute Mary in Blue Coat Dress

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting, 29cm. A special version with a large base.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Beach Child with Orange Sun Hat

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. This wall figure belongs to a seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. The giant hat reminds...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Little Porridge Girl at the Stove

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Dancing Doll Mother with Braids

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. An endearing idea and a pretty motive.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Little Princess with Lace Collar

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Blowflower Girl with Short Hair

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. Very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. Look at the base: Most wood hangings of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Charming Winter Girl with Snowman

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. This wall figure belongs to the seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. It is one of the cutest of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Classic Red White 7 Ravens Sister in Red-White

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. One of the classic Mertens-Kunst highlights! I love the color scheme with the red-white dress, the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst Crying Pitch Mary ♡ Brothers Grimm’s Mother Holle Wood Picture

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Most Colorful Mother Holle with Snow Village

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. There ist an almost identical Mertens-Kunst Mother Holle with blue head scarf. I like this very colorful...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Light Blue Star Money Girl with Head Star

After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. Unique identifier: This...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Till Owlglass with Red Pompom Shoes

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. I have known three different Till Eulenspiegel by Mertens-Kunst so far. This one has those red...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Elated Dwarf with Blue Flower

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. At first glance it seems to be a blue diamond, shining and making the dwarf so happy,...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Happy Dwarf at Grape Harvest

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. This dwarf looks rather small compared to the grapes, each of them being almost as big...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern and Cat

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting on 4mm-plywood, 27cm. A high qualitiy version, even the wood is thicker than usually. ("Mertens-Kunst C41...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Umbrella Dwarf with Weather Frog

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both eyes of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Light Blue Lute Dwarf

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting, 22cm. (Mandolino)
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Red Guitar Dwarf

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 22cm.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Happy May Bells Dwarf

This is a fairy dwarf, must be, if you think how small he must be next to these May Bells....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Colorful Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern

I love this guy! This wood picture generates so many good feelings: As all German children I went with my...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Snail Mail Dwarf with Trumpet

A rare motive and I have only known it by Mertens-Kunst so far.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Blue Music Dwarf with Song Book

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Orange Tree Stump Dwarf with Concertina

Hand-painted on 3mm-quality-plywood, 21cm. I love this shade of orange! And the whole color scheme here, too. Look at the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Gentian Dwarf with Flared Trousers

Look at his beautifully wide clothes, the bellflower shaped cape, the flared trousers. And a pretty color scheme, too.
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1950 Mertens-Kunst: Hedgehog Mecki in Light Blue Skirt

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. It might be the Hoerzu-Mecki of the German TV-Magazine. It might also be the story of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Optimistic Sun Child

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. A friendly motive with beautiful colors.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Pink Sleeping Beauty with High Hair

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty. In the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Small Blond Gretel with High Hair

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. One of my favourites, wonderful design with light colors.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Violet Witch with High White Bonnet

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. This witch looks more creepy than the other Mertens-Kunst witches. Is it her finger gesture, the bonnet...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Little Sparrow Boy in Blue Tunic

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. Copyright 1969, ready to start into Seventies fashion!
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Sitting Pink Doll Mother with Moon

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. There is a morning-midday-evening series by Mertens-Kunst, this engaging little girl belongs to it.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Bunny Girl in Starry Night

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. The German title is: "Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?" Listen to the song on YouTube! This is...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Little Singer Girl by the Cradle

Screen-printed on plywood, 21cm. (B 34 Wiegenlied)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Doll Mother with Black Hair

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. "Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf" is a German lullaby. Translation: "Sleep my little child, sleep." This wood picture belongs...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Night Watch Boy with Ear Warmers

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. I've known three different little night watch boys by Mertens-Kunst so far. One has the ear muffs...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: German Ducking Lullaby with Mini Skirt Girl

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series with German Kindergarten songs.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: White Snow White with Pearls in her Hair

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: 7 Miles Boots Boy with Yellow Hat

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst Hair Band Golden Mary ♡ Vintage Frau Holle German Wall Figure

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. Brother Grimm's Mother Holle. (Mother Hulda / Good Daughter / Bad Daughter / Pitchen Mary)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Pitch Mary with Ponytail

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Height: 24 cm. (C24 Pechmarie / The pitchen Mary / La Mairie de poix [sic]). Brothers Grimm's...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: 7 Ravens Sister in Grey Dress

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. A beautiful and rare color scheme for the Seven Ravens by Mertens.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Blue Star Money Girl with Star Tail

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. There is also a version of this very design where the girl has red hair and...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Light Blue Star Money Girl with Hair Wreath ❒

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. In the 1960s many girls in Kindergarten or primary school dressed up in star costumes for...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Rapunzel with Tower

Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 23cm.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Princess and the Pea with Veil

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. A rather unknown Brothers Grimm's fairy tale. The pillows are supposed to represent her famous stack...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Snow-White and Rose-Red with Nasty Dwarf

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Gardening Dwarf with Digitalis Purpurea

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, C42, Blumenfreund. This plant is poisonous, but harmless on a wood picture! I love the shade of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Dwarf under Brown Mushroom

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, C46. Unique Identifier: There only seems to be one Mertens-Kunst Wall Figure with a dwarf under a...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: Sleeping Mertens-Kunst Fence Dwarf

Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 21cm. One of the early orange wood pictures, so beautiful.
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: Red Canopy Cradle Child without Base

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, N34, Schlaf Kindlein Schlaf.
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1970 Mertens-Kunst: Beach Girl with Cherry Braids

Screen-printed on plywood. This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back in 2014....
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: Little Red Riding Hood with Long Blond Braids

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: Rumpelstiltskin with Grey Hood

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, B 1146, Zwerg mit Pilz. Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst: 7 Ravens in Light Blue Dress

Screen-printed on plywood. Height: 22 cm. This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to...
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