Sailor

Sailor
Sailor
Title
Sailor
Date 
ca. 1850-60
Medium 
Blue and white painted wood with tin hat and iron supports
Dimensions 
Overall: 74 1/4 x 27 x 23 3/8 in. ( 188.6 x 68.6 x 59.4 cm )
Description 
Blue jacket and pants (originally) painted blue with brass buttons, white blouse, black tie and beard, tin hat. Upturned right hand holds block (cigars?)
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1400
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