Doll: in red dress
Iron, wood, textile, paint
Overall: 25 x 15 x 4 in. ( 63.5 x 38.1 x 10.2 cm )
Doll with tinned sheet iron shoulder head, molded yellow hair, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, and tinted face; stuffed cloth body with complete wooden arm and separate thumb, complete wooden leg; costume consisting of red jacket with lace trim, buttoned in front, and patterned skirt over cream colored petticoat and knickers with embroidered hem.
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.