Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Knight on horseback

Object Number: 
Z.368
Date: 
1870-1910
Medium: 
Lead, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 10.2 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Cast lead knight in armor and helmet on horseback; knight, saddle, and horse are separate pieces; painted in brown, blue, red, black, and white.
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