Mystery Artist 10" Historical Portrait Painted Face Lady Character Doll - image 1 of 15

Lady is an intriguing 10" artist doll that is dramatic in her facial painting and sculpting. Her head (crazing) has been expressively modeled from clay or pottery and then painted in an intense manner with shadow, accent lines, and disparate colors. Her dark brown hair is intricately braided and styled in a back bun. Lady's character head is attached to a solidly stuffed cloth body with arms and legs over a wire armature, so she can pose. She is dressed well in nineteenth century costuming replete with a cream-colored headpiece embellished with ribbons & lace, a netting shawl (torn & discolored), and an ornate ring on each hand. Her gray gown is detailed with black lace and lavender ribbons, while her undergarments consists of a pair of white cloth pantaloons and a paper petticoat. Her shoes are simply constructed from black felt. Lady's outfit sustains dust, fading, and discoloration from age and storage. Mystery Lady is a well-made character doll that appears to be a portrait of a historical personage. Could she be Louisa May Alcott? I do not know. It is possible that she was handcrafted circa the 1940s-60s, and possibly sold through Kimport or Kimcraft. She is an interesting study.


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Mystery Artist 10" Historical Portrait Painted Face Lady Character Doll


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