Jumping jack

Object Number: 
1937.1253
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 1 x 1 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 2.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Jointed wooden monkey with carved limbs and body, with upper limbs attached to top of stick and lower limbs attached to sliding mechanism that makes monkey flip forward and back; with eyes painted blue and red paint on mouth.
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