Doll with Quaker costume

Object Number: 
1937.1229
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, leather, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Doll with bisque swivel head, yellow hair, brown glass eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with leather booties stitched to feet; brown Quaker-style dress over plain muslin petticoat and knickers, light brown fringed shawl, grey drawstring handbag, and black bonnet.
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