Doll: woman in black dress w/velvet trim on stand

Object Number: 
1937.1251
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 15 x 3 in. ( 53.3 x 38.1 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Fashion doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black molded hair, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and glazed porcelain lower arm with molded fingers and divided leg with stuffed cloth upper leg and glazed porcelain lower leg with black boots; black wrapper with train, black glass buttons from collar to hem, strips of velvet above black ruffled hem, three-quarter length sleeves with velvet cuffs, and one large bow at side seam.
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