National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Toy Warship Toy Warship
Rendered by Frances Lichten (artist), 1935/1942
watercolor and graphite on paper
overall: 40.7 x 30.6 cm (16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 10 of 26

Ship models appeared frequently as children's toys; this one of hand-carved, painted wood is mounted on wheels to function as a pull toy. A particularly colorful and charming example, it dates from the early nineteenth century and is of Pennsylvania German origin. The model imitates a warship, and the figures of soldiers are appropriately costumed.

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