Ruby Bridges #1 and the Series

Name: Ruby Bridges #1 and the Ruby Bridges Doll Series Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone, 2021 Material: Polymer clay Marks: Signed and dated by the artist Height: 9 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black hair sculpted from polymer clay, sculpted and painted side-glancing eyes, smiling mouths with painted teeth Clothes: The single Ruby BridgesContinue reading “Ruby Bridges #1 and the Series”

Harriet Tubman

Name: Harriet Tubman Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone, 2021 Material: Polymer clay Marks: Signed and dated by the artist Heights: 9-1/2, 12, and 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted headscarves made of polymer clay cover their heads, sculpted and painted facial features, closed mouths Clothes: 9-1/2-inch Harriet: The standing, shortest Harriet is madeContinue reading “Harriet Tubman”

Oil-Painted Cloth Doll

Name: Maya Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2016 Material: Oil-painted cloth, alpaca wool Marks: (Handwritten on the back) Maya/Sue Sizemore/2016 Height: 17 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown alpaca wool hair styled in soft curly bangs with two side pigtails tied with fabric that matches the dress; realistically painted brown eyes and facial featuresContinue reading “Oil-Painted Cloth Doll”

Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty

Name: Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty Dress-Me Doll Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2017 Material: Oil-painted cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 6 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Hand-painted hair, eyes, and mouth; eyes are black Clothes: Painted-on white one-piece underwear, white socks, and black high-top boots  Other: Named “Mimi” by the curator, this one-of-a-kind oil-painted clothContinue reading “Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty”

Needle-Felted Doll

Name: Needle-felted Doll “Nayeli” Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2018 Material: Wool Marks: None Height: 8 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long black hair made of curly yarn, black beaded eyes with white felted sclerae, painted mouth Clothes: Dressed in a peach and white dress with white ribbon at the waist, which matches the whiteContinue reading “Needle-Felted Doll”

Olympia

Name: Olympia Made by and When: Leasa “Tutu” Souza, 2021 Material: Papier-mâché head with painted composition arms and legs, and a cloth body Marks: Tutu (on the back) Height: 21 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Texturized papier-mâché black hair with curls in the front, brown glass eyes from Germany, pouty down-turned mouth with three tears streamingContinue reading “Olympia”

Pansy by Leo Moss

Name: Pansy Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1888 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with painted composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth rag-stuffed body Marks: 1888 (incised in the back of the head) Height: 23 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Textured black hair with molded pigtails to accommodate ribbons, inset brown glass eyes, smiling mouthContinue reading “Pansy by Leo Moss”

Mina by Leo Moss

Name: Mina Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1903 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth body Marks: MINA (incised into the front of the shoulder plate), LEO MOSS / 1903 (incised into the back of the head) Height: 22 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded, texturized hair; medium brownContinue reading “Mina by Leo Moss”