Girl on tricycle

Object Number: 
1937.1228
Date: 
1860-1910
Medium: 
Composition, textile, glass, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 in. ( 22.2 x 19 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Windup toy composed of doll mounted on tricycle; All-in-One composition doll with gray hair attached to head, black glass pupilless eyes, and open mouth; slightly bent arms, molded hands holding mallets, and white painted legs with black painted shoes; brown velvet jacket with yellow braid trim, pink skirt with blue braid trim, and green hat with yellow braid trim and pink feather; green painted tricycle with mechanism mounted under seat; when toy is pushed or pulled, doll's arms rise and fall, causing the mallets to hit the gong, and the bell mounted at back to ring.
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