Saturday, October 25, 2008

Izannah's Daughters - A New Blog

When I began this blog on January 1 of this year, I intended it to be a mix of historical information on Izannah Walker and sometimes a place to highlight modern dollmaker's works which are inspired by Izannah Walker. But it has become clear that this blog needs to be about Izannah Walker herself, and so I have created a separate blog to highlight Izannah Walker reproduction dolls made by modern dollmakers. Please visit that blog today to see a wonderful creation by Clothnclay.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Izannah Doll "Ella" Ends at $41,000


One of the dollmakers on a list I'm on went to the auction and said Ella and her ensemble went for $41,000! Wow! She is a beauty.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Last Izannah from the Strong Pictures


I got the nicest email from a lady in Tasmania, Australia yesterday. She wrote to thank me for taking the pictures of Izannah dolls at the Strong Museum and posting them here on the Izannah Walker Chronicles. She said,
"...Thank you again for taking the long drive with your boys (I know what that is like with small kids) so collectors of cloth dolls can see the beautiful Izannah Walker dolls."
There would be no pictures of these Izannahs without the generosity of the Strong Museum. They allowed me to take the pictures with the intention of posting them here on the Izannah Walker Chronicles. Patricia Hogan, a Strong Museum curator, was so gracious and helpful in arranging for the Izannahs to be displayed in a way which showed a variety of angles. Izannah lovers in Tasmania are thankful.

The e-mail from Tasmani reminded me that there was one more Izannah doll from the Strong Museum I had not yet posted pictures of. And so here she is. Because she was behind glass and was oriented to the side, I wasn't able to get a front view of this doll. But I did everything I could to get a different angle, short of setting off alarms in the museum. The doll above looks as if she has seen some repainting on the face (compare the face to the back of the neck or the hands, for instance). But she's still sweet.



Isn't this viny print adorable?

The dress has a high waist which is pleated
and attached on top of the bodice.



The hairstyle has wisps at the temples
and small curls along the neck.



The End of the Strong Museum Izannahs!

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