figure (art)

Painted, wooden figure of a chimney sweep. The figure is mounted on a board and is wearing dark shoes, red socks, green shorts, blue shirt, white undershirt and a black cap. The figure and his clothes have 'dirt' patches of black paint. In the figure's right hand are four poles, which rest on the right shoulder, one of which ends in a circle of leather that is decorated to look like the brush. In the left hand, the figure is holding the string tye of a green, textile sack.

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