Woodcarving (male figure with infant)
Overall: 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 21.6 x 11.4 x 5.7 cm )
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to back: "626/Italian"
Carved and painted figurine; striding male figure (legs missing below the knees) with swaddled infant in arms; black hat with floppy brim, pointed beard, long green coat, and brown trousers; oval base and miscellaneous fragments bagged separately.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.