Doll: woman in red dress w/hat

Object Number: 
1975.20
Date: 
ca. 1867
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, leather, hair, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 16 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 41.9 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on bottom of shoes: "C C" in oval frame
Description: 
Fashion doll with bisque swivel head, blond wig attached to pate, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, and tinted cheeks; stuffed kid body with complete arm and separate fingers, gusseted thighs and knees, and dark brown leather high-heeled boots with tasseled laces; handmade two-piece burgundy outfit consisting of buttoned vest and skirt with scalloped hem over black long-sleeved two-piece dress with train, lace-trimmed petticoat and knickers, and socks.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this doll was purchased by Augustus Cory Richards in Paris in 1867 for his granddaughter, Edith Gray Richards, the mother of the donor. The doll was called "Marie."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. J. Dimock
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group