Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1252
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 11.4 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "500 / English"
Description: 
Wooden doll carved out of single block of wood depicting woman dressed in bonnet, dress and apron; arms separate and attached at shoulder with nail, hanging freely; details of face carved deeply and painted, such as the nose and mouth, and the surrounding ruffle and bow at her chin; borders of dress and apron incised, and painted with red and black dots; apron painted white.
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