Milliner's head

Milliner's head
Milliner's head
Title
Milliner's head
Date 
1820-1870
Medium 
Papier-mâché, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 43.2 x 16.5 x 21 cm )
Description 
Painted papier-mâché bust of a woman with green bodice with red trim and lacing, black hair; black cylindrical cap worn on the back of the head, blue eyes and red lips, with square opening in lower back.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.8709
Marks 
inscribed on underside in ink: "C" Adhesive label on underside: "NADELMAN COLLECTION"
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