Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1216
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Papier-mâché, textile, leather, metal, plastic, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 15 x 4 in. ( 61 x 38.1 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
written: on tag pinned to skirt: "C. 1845/PAPIER-MACHE"
Description: 
Lady doll with papier-mâché shoulder head, black molded hair with braids coiled into bun at back, black pupilless glass eyes, molded and painted facial features including closed mouth; stuffed kid body with complete arm, separate fingers, and complete leg; brown silk dress with long sleeves, lace pinned on to front with brooch over muslin petticoat, flannel embroidered petticoat, and tucked knickers; black stockings and black leather shoes with ankle strap and tied; gold bead necklace.
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