Chalkware ("Bloomer Girl")

Chalkware ("Bloomer Girl")
Title
Chalkware ("Bloomer Girl")
Date 
1850-60
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
Full-length chalkware figurine of a young woman ("Bloomer Girl") in brown hat and brown knee-length skirt with white bloomers; on rounded yellow base with red and black stripes; painted on one side only.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1128
Marks 
handwritten in graphite: on interior of base: "1879 / Amer."
Gallery Label 
The subject of the "Bloomer Girl" has been traced to a Currier & Ives print.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group