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Patrick Enrico

Doll
1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Wax portrait doll of a young male caucasian child, with blue glass eyes and blonde human hair curls inserted into the wax. It has a pink poured wax shoulder head, with a stuffed cloth body. The doll is dressed in in a long white cotton gown, with ribbon and a whitework trim and rows of tucks. There is also a cream carrying cape of cream patterned cotton, lined with cotton, trimmed with lace and ribbon ties. Long petticoat of coarse linen and whitework, a second petticoat of cream flannel. The chemise is of white linen.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Poured wax; cotton; linen; lace; whitework
Brief description
wax portrait doll of Charles Ernest Pierotti's son who died as a baby, made in England about 1900
Physical description
Wax portrait doll of a young male caucasian child, with blue glass eyes and blonde human hair curls inserted into the wax. It has a pink poured wax shoulder head, with a stuffed cloth body. The doll is dressed in in a long white cotton gown, with ribbon and a whitework trim and rows of tucks. There is also a cream carrying cape of cream patterned cotton, lined with cotton, trimmed with lace and ribbon ties. Long petticoat of coarse linen and whitework, a second petticoat of cream flannel. The chemise is of white linen.

Dimensions
  • Length: 57.2cm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by the late Miss Muriel Pierotti
Object history
Given by the late Miss Muriel Pierotti [83/863].



Said to represent Charles Ernst Pierotti's only child, who died very young.

Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
MISC.272-1983

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Record createdJuly 13, 2004
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