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Beadwork picture

Beadwork picture
Title
Beadwork picture
Date 
1820-1840
Medium 
Glass, linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 10 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Horizontal rectangular beadwork picture with various colors of glass beads on plain linen; image of two boys fishing in stream by a house.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1076
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group