Doll: young man

Object Number: 
Ceramic, textile, leather, metal, paint
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. ( 31.8 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm )
written: in pencil on tag affixed to doll: "Doll/about 1850/Porcelain Head/it is unusual/to see Boy Dolls"
Boy doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black molded hair, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and stuffed kid lower arm with separate fingers, complete leg with row of stitching allowing lower leg to bend; blue velvet double-breasted jacket with brass buttons over tucked white shirt, gray trousers with brass button trim, and blue velvet footwear.
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group