Doll: woman in floral dress

Object Number: 
1945.434
Date: 
ca. 1853
Medium: 
Wax, textile, wood, hair, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Lady doll with wax shoulder head, blond wig with braids coiled into bun at back, black painted eyes, and closed mouth; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and wax lower arm, divided leg composed of stuffed cloth upper leg and wooden lower leg, painted black to resemble boots; blue and white flowered dress with bodice, gathered at waist and with tiered skirt trimmed with lace, over plain petticoat and knickers.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this doll was brought from Holland in 1853 as a gift for Clara Hood.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anne C. Hood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group