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Chalkware ("Bloomer Girl")

Object Number: 
1937.1128
Date: 
1850-60
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in graphite: on interior of base: "1879 / Amer."
Description: 
Full-length chalkware figurine of a young woman ("Bloomer Girl") in brown hat and brown knee-length skirt with white bloomers; on rounded yellow base with red and black stripes; painted on one side only.
Gallery Label: 
The subject of the "Bloomer Girl" has been traced to a Currier & Ives print.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group