Chalkware (seated boy)

Chalkware (seated boy)
Title
Chalkware (seated boy)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 in. ( 29.2 x 14 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Chalkware figurine of a youth in short, skirted costume (chiton) with elbow-length sleeves and V-neck, with accents painted in dark yellow, brown and red; youth is seated on tree stump, wears dark yellow hat, and holds red heart-shaped object to his breast; low rectangular base with canted corners, painted dark yellow.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.630
Marks 
handwritten in graphite on inner wall of plaster: "1236 / Amer." and "2036 / Amer." handwritten in graphite on back of base: "6290-X.EA-C"
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