Doll, boy

Object Number: 
1937.472
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, paint, linen, silk, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 in. ( 36.8 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden boy doll with turned head and torso; arms jointed at shoulder and elbow; legs at knee and hip; tan linen vest, blue cotton jacket, white silk trousers over white cotton trousers edged with lace; face painted white with black hair, blue eyes, pink cheeks, and red lips.
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