18 inch hand carved art doll, CAROLINE of 1889, Signed HELEN BULLARD 1967 . Helen Bullard was the founder of NIADA, the National Institute Of American Doll Artists.
Beautifully hand carved in horse chestnut by doll artist HELEN BULLARD, CAROLINE of 1889, is an 18 inch art doll in very excellent condition and all original with hand written tag, Helen Bullard 1967.
Made in an edition of 31 Caroline dolls, and since they are hand made each Caroline an early Feminist Rebel is One of a Kind.
Caroline has painted blue eyes with black lid-lines & pale-blue eyelids, her strong face has brown brows, wide pink mouth with center lip line, and carved hair lightly painted honey blond; swivel neck head, full torso, legs jointed at hips and lower arms on padding wrapped wire for posing, are hand-carved with no varnish or finish-coat except for her nicely carved black high-button boots with low heels.
She was dressed by Helen Bullard and the dress is marked with Helen's sewn in tag in forest-green wool gabardine trimmed with colorful striped grosgrain ribbon, black crocheted lace and maroon & gold silk velvet panniers, over cotton petticoat and matching pantalets; a fine rare doll and portrait, she comes form a non-smoking environment. This information is in the American Doll Artist Book, written by Helen Bullard herself. Caroline is very clean and from a non smoking environment.