Chalkware (seated unidentified boy)

Chalkware (seated unidentified boy)
Title
Chalkware (seated unidentified boy)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 26 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Chalkware figurine of youth in short sleeveless skirted costume with V-neck painted yellow with red and brown stripes; youth is wearing a dark brown hat and is standing with legs crossed on the seat of an armchair with rounded back and flared base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.717
Marks 
hand written: in pencil on inner wall of plaster: "689/Amer" and "5605/LE." hand written: in pencil on back of figurine: "56-56/L.E." hand written: on tag attached to object: "INV.717X/UNIDENTIFIED CHALKWARE/CHILD STANDING IN/CHAIR/Gift: NADELMAN"
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