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Chalkware (seated unidentified boy)

Object Number: 
INV.717
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 26 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil on inner wall of plaster: "689/Amer" and "5605/LE." hand written: in pencil on back of figurine: "56-56/L.E." hand written: on tag attached to object: "INV.717X/UNIDENTIFIED CHALKWARE/CHILD STANDING IN/CHAIR/Gift: NADELMAN"
Description: 
Chalkware figurine of youth in short sleeveless skirted costume with V-neck painted yellow with red and brown stripes; youth is wearing a dark brown hat and is standing with legs crossed on the seat of an armchair with rounded back and flared base.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group