Chalkware plaque

Object Number: 
1937.1135
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Scratched in back: "1785"
Description: 
Chalkware bas-relief painted plaque of a classical figure, possibly representing abundance or fertility, wearing a blue-green blouse with red sleeves and a yellow skirt; glass cover.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group