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"The House that Jack Built"

Object Number: 
1937.601
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. ( 33.7 x 34.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: " THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT/ This is the House that Jack built / This is the MALT that layin the House that Jack built/ ..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with ten vignettes from "The House that Jack Built"; printed with red ink on white background.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group