National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Rag Doll Rag Doll "Johnnie"
Rendered by Vera Van Voris (artist), c. 1937
watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite on paper
overall: 34.2 x 26.7 cm (13 7/16 x 10 1/2 in.) Original IAD Object: 12 1/2" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.15419
Not on View
From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 3 of 26

Boy dolls have never been common. This doll, named "Johnnie," dates from the early nineteenth century. He wears a blue challis suit and finely hand-tucked linens. His body is of heavy cotton cloth with hair and features embroidered in yarn. His expression suggests that he may have been modeled after a specific little boy.

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