Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1250
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, leather, hair, metal, feather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 7 x 3 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on bottom of shoes: "B" in oval frame
Description: 
Fashion doll with bisque swivel head, blond animal hair wig attached to pate, blue glass eyes, and closed mouth; stuffed kid body with gusseted arms and separate fingers, gusseted thighs and knees, and brown leather boots buttoned up side; two-piece blue outfit composed of fitted jacket and skirt with deep ruffle and train, trimmed with ecru edging and lace over white blouse, lace-trimmed petticoats and knickers; brown hat with ribbon and feather, velvet choker, and dangling earrings.
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