Tile

Object Number: 
Z.744
Date: 
1765-1775
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
White tin-glazed earthenware tile with red transfer-printed decoration; buff-colored earthenware body; square frame made of scrolls ("88" border) containing a man embracing a woman with shepherdess's crook beneath a treee with a woman wringing her hands in the background.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group