Doll: girl in red dress

Object Number: 
1937.1206
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 15 x 3 1/2 in. ( 50.8 x 38.1 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Doll with white bisque shoulder head, molded hair, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm consisting of stuffed cloth upper arm and bisque lower arm with molded hand and leg with hip and knee joints formed by stitching; red dress with off-the-shoulder neckline, bouffant sleeves with lace cuffs, gathered waist, and narrow braid attached above hem, over ruffled petticoat with lace trim.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group