Wednesday, November 19, 2008

American Revolutionary War Doll

Molly Pitcher
Margaret Cochran Corbin

This is my version of Molly Pitcher, heroine of the revolutionary war. She was a true American patriot. I feel that this doll should be made over and over again by many doll makers because she deserves to be remembered for her bravery. I dedicate this doll to Molly and to all the men and women that have served and do serve America in the fight for our freedom

Her head and shoulder plate are sculpted from paperclay, painted with acrylics aged and crackled. She has hand applied Tibetan sheep’s wool that has been hand dyed a medium brown. She is wearing a floral dress and under garments made from 100% cotton all of which have been tea dyed. She also comes to you wearing a black cotton cloak that has been aged. Her shoes are painted on and have sewn on shoe laces. Molly has her left arm in a sling. She was injured in the war and never had the use of her left arm again. Molly carries a pitcher that I sculpted from paperclay. I finished the pitcher in a pewter metal finish and gave it a look of being tarnished and much used. Included with this doll is the history of her life and a custom made hang tag. She will be hand signed and dated by me. All of the components of this doll have been created by me using only patterns that I have developed. As she is hand sculpted she is a one of a kind.

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