Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Antique stuffed Santa doll - SOLD

This is another from my Dad's collection. Again - I feel the need to apologize to viewers (and a couple friends who have a really hard time with the "C" holiday and definitely don't want to see signs of it any earlier than necessary! ; ). I am painting ahead for a show. So the history of this one is that it's from the early 1900s, probably the 30s or 40s and is the middle-sized stuffed toy from a set of three. It can be found in on-line collectors catalogues. The older European dolls portrayed St. Nicholas as more of a serious taskmaster type. This stuffed toy has a painted rubber face and a plush body.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / SOLD

1 comment:

martinealison said...

Moi j'aime ça ces petits bonhommes de noël... Enfant je dessinais toujours un père noël dans mes dessins et je pourrais le dessiner encore je le connais par coeur!
Il est charmant votre père noël à vous... Bises