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Portrait of a Musician

Portrait of a Musician
Title
Portrait of a Musician
Date 
1800-1820
Medium 
Oil on ivory
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.336
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