Large Carved and Painted Female Doll Figure, possibly Kentucky, early 19th century, carved facial features and rough-hewn stylized body, (lacks arms),ht. 36 in.
Provenance: Northeast Auctions, August 1997, lot 39.
Note: According to a previous catalog entry, the doll was referred to as "Janie Wood" by the family, a reference to its being the first doll of Margaret Jane White made by her 10-year-old brother Martin in 1830, of Hunter's Bottom (now Carroll County),Kentucky.
Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002),p. 122.
The Marvill Collection
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