National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Doll Doll
Rendered by Mina Lowry (artist), c. 1936
watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
overall: 29.3 x 22.8 cm (11 9/16 x 9 in.) Original IAD Object: 12" high
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 11 of 26

Early American dolls are shown in a wide variety of costumes. This fine doll of the eighteenth century represents a Quaker woman. The doll's head, arms, and legs are made of carved and painted wood. Throughout history, wood has been one of the most frequently used materials for making dolls. For many dollmakers, it was both readily available and inexpensive.

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