Articulated Sailor with Gun

  • Unidentified, Articulated Sailor with Gun, ca. 1900, painted and carved wood with mixed media, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.296A-B

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Artists often made toys with movable arms and legs. The creators of these two figures also added realistic details such as the fabric pants and leather holster of Sailor, and the real hair on Man.

Title
Articulated Sailor with Gun
Artist
Date
ca. 1900
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
figure: 17 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (43.8 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm.)
gun: 1 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (2.6 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted and carved wood with mixed media
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – weapon – gun
  • Occupation – transportation – sailor
  • Figure male – full length
  • Recreation – leisure – smoking
Object Number
1986.65.296A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
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