Lady doll

Object Number: 
1945.184
Date: 
1850-80
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, glass, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 17 x 4 in. ( 57.2 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black hair molded in braided and coiled bun, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm, hands with separate thumbs, divided leg, and cloth shoes with bows; blue and white striped bonnet decorated with ribbon and lace, black net gloves, blue dress with black lace decoration over cream-colored embroidered petticoats and knickers, with black stockings. Glass dome and wooden base for displaying doll.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this doll was "dressed by [Jenny Lind] from scraps from her wardrobe for the small daughter of a friend." The doll was purchased from Mrs. Eva Leete of Guilford, CT, in 1925.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group