Composition, textile, hair, paint
Overall: 19 1/2 x 15 x 9 in. ( 49.5 x 38.1 x 22.9 cm )
Anne Shirley doll with composition reverse socket head, brown wig, blue painted eyes, and closed mouth; composition body with limbs jointed at shoulder and hip; embroidered blue dress with train, thigh-high stockings, and yellow ankle-strap shoes.
Gift of Mrs. Louise Bussiere
in relief: on back of doll: "EFFANBEE / Anne-Shirley"
According to accession records, the donor named this doll "Louise." Christie's appraiser Olivia Bristol says that the dress is homemade (Christie's Appraisals, Inc., Auction Estimates, January 7, 1998).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.