Marionette

Marionette
Title
Marionette
Date 
1800-1820
Medium 
Wood, paint, string
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. ( 31.8 x 19 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Wooden jumping jack with carved head, torso, and limbs; painted and incised on both sides to represent clown in costume with black and yellow stripes on arms and legs and black conical hat.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1258
Marks 
Nadelman collection sticker: "501/Eng"
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group