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"Rocking Beauty" Hobby Horse

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

MEDIUM Plywood, solid wood, pigment
  • Place Manufactured: New Jersey, United States
  • DATES designed 1964–1966
    DIMENSIONS 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (51.4 x 64.1 x 29.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On inside of rectangular wooden stop on bottom, impressed Co. logo at proper right: "CREATIVE/PLAYTHINGS/PRINCETON NJ"
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes and gift of Mrs. James F. Bechtold, by exchange
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION An abstracted child's rocking horse composed of two intersecting rectangular pieces of plywood, bent at opposing curves, the lower element slightly wider than the upper one, pierced at an angle by a solid wood shaft secured at the bottom of the lower bent rocking base element and extending through the upper plywood section, topped by a wood sphere painted bright red. A short, low, rectangular seat back attached to upper side of top ply element.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    CAPTION Gloria Caranica (American, born 1931). "Rocking Beauty" Hobby Horse, designed 1964–1966. Plywood, solid wood, pigment, 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (51.4 x 64.1 x 29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes and gift of Mrs. James F. Bechtold, by exchange, 2007.38. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.38_threequarter_PS1.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, 2007.38_threequarter_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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