Chalkware (church)

Chalkware (church)
Title
Chalkware (church)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, glass, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 50.2 x 22.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Chalkware church, painted light taupe, with arched window openings lined with glass; back is open, with candleholder located near center of base; has traces of red, blue, and green paint applied to inner surface.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1131
Marks 
written in graphite, near bottom edge of reverse: "1239/Amer" Jelly label with "$15" in ink on reverse.
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group