Black Forest German Forestry Apprenticeship Certificate issued to Carl Frederick Heshel by Von Fahnenburg, the Forest Master from the Royal District, and William Bender, District Forester of Urach, dated February 1, 1824. The certificate translates as: "I William Bender Kingdom Wurtem Mountainous district forester of Urach hereby acknowledge by this document Carl Frederick Heshel, born in Stuttgart 22 September 1799 in the evangelical religion. Two and one half years lived with me as an apprentice and during this time through his untiring effort so much knowledge in forestry and wildlife he acquired and because of his upright character and manly behavior, I do not hesitate to rightfully recommend for his future career." Signed lower left and right with two red wax seals. Watercolor and gouache illustration of the goddess Diana crowning a young man with a laurel wreath in a forest setting. He holds a rifle, with hunting dogs, deer, and other wildlife at his side and in the background. Laid down on linen backing, housed under glass in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 18 1/2" H x 24 5/8" W. Framed – 24 3/4" H x 31" W. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some toning/acid burn, foxing. Fold lines visible, with losses to center fold.
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