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Woodcarving (male figure)

Woodcarving (male figure)
Title
Woodcarving (male figure)
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 22.9 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Carved and painted wooden figurine mounted on low oblong base; standing male figure wearing black top hat, black knee-length tunic, white stockings, and black boots; brown painted base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.8161
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to underside of base: "380/Ger"
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