National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Toy Horse Toy Horse
Rendered by Mina Lowry (artist), c. 1937
watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paperboard
overall: 21.4 x 28 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.)
Index of American Design
1943.8.13992
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 3 of 26

This small horse -- only twelve inches high -- could not have been a hobbyhorse, but it was a delightful toy in the hobbyhorse style. Made about 1835 in Pennsylvania, it was carved from a single piece of pine. The eyes, nostrils, hooves, and horns are painted. Iron nails driven into the top of the neck keep a horizontal crack from opening further.

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