Ceramic, textile, leather, hair, metal, feather, paint
Overall: 22 x 7 x 3 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm )
Fashion doll with bisque swivel head, blond animal hair wig attached to pate, blue glass eyes, and closed mouth; stuffed kid body with gusseted arms and separate fingers, gusseted thighs and knees, and brown leather boots buttoned up side; two-piece blue outfit composed of fitted jacket and skirt with deep ruffle and train, trimmed with ecru edging and lace over white blouse, lace-trimmed petticoats and knickers; brown hat with ribbon and feather, velvet choker, and dangling earrings.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
stamped: on bottom of shoes: "B" in oval frame
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.