Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1214
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Papier mâché, textile, leather, wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 16.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Doll with papier mâché shoulder head, molded black hair, molded and painted facial features including blue eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed kid body with divided arm composed of stuffed kid upper arm and wooden lower arm, divided leg composed of stuffed kid upper leg and wooden lower leg, with brown painted feet; short-sleeved green dress with sash of lighter green over cream-colored petticoat and knickers with lace cuffs.
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