Portrait of an Unidentified Man
Black ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Overall: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7 x 8.9 cm )
Verso inscribed and signed (?) at lower center in black ink: "By M. B. Russell. / 1831."
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.
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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