This stunning plaque is by Mathilde Flogl who worked for the Wiener Werkstatte from 1920. The plaque dates to around 1925 and probably represents the Madonna. It is marked with Flogl’s initial, F and to reverse WW, the monogramme of the Wiener Werkstatte. It is sold in a modern frame.
Mathilde Flögl (9 September 1893 – 1958) was an Austrian artist and designer. She worked in several different mediums including textiles, glass, and paint. Flögl was an active member of the Wiener Werkstatte, participating in most of the major Wiener Werkstätte exhibitions. Currently, the Viennese Museum of Applied Arts houses over 1,600 of Flögl’s works from when she was involved with the Wiener Werkstätte. For the group’s 25th anniversary, Flögl amassed, arranged, wrote, and published, The Wiener Werkstatte, 1903-1928: The Evolution of the Modern Applied Arts.
After the demise of the Wiener Werkstatte in 1929, Flögl began a studio of her own which she operated for four years from 1931-36. Flögl was also a member of the Wiener Frauenkunst (Viennese Women’s Art), a group of female artists working in Vienna.
Flögl’s work is currently in museums around the world including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.