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Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1220
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wax, papier-mâché, composition, wood, textile, hair, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 8 x 2 in. ( 35.6 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Doll with wax over papier-mâché shoulder head, short blond wig glued to pate, black glass pupilless eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of cloth upper arm, wooden lower arm, and composition hand, divided leg composed of stuffed cloth upper leg and wooden lower leg, painted white and blue to resemble stockings and boots; dress with elbow-length sleeves and checked weave, and skirt embroidered with dots, over petticoat and knickers with lace trim; blue sash tied in bow at waist.
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