Untitled (Dollhouse); from the 2002 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project

Accession Number

Untitled (Dollhouse); from the 2002 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project

Yinka Shonibare

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
resin, plastic, wood, paper and fabric

13 in x 7 ⅞ in x 10 ¼ in (33.02 cm x 20 cm x 26.04 cm)

Credit Line
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services

Label copy
Yinka Shonibare
United Kingdom, born 1962
Doll House (Peter Norton Family Christmas Project)
Resin, plastic, wood, paper, and fabric

Physical Description
Dollhouse replica of a two-storey Victorian-style flat in the East End of London. The façade is red brick with white molding. The upper storey has two tall windows that face onto the street; the door into the flat is on the left, and to the right of it is a large bay window. The split-level interior holds a bedroom and parlor, both of which are decorated with wallpaper and furnishings, including cabinets, chairs, tables, fireplaces, and a canopy bed. Reproductions of paintings by Shonibare and Jean-Honoré Fragonard hang on the walls. A seal on the right-facing outside wall reads: “Yinka Shonibare, artist, lives here.”

First Floor: Reproduction of Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 14:00 Hours (1998) by Yinka Shonibare; Cabinet with shelves and books; wing chair with footstool; large bureau; fireplace; round table; side table; two chairs; bowl and cup;

Second Floor: Canopy bed; mirror; small bureau; reproduction of The Swing (1767) by Jean-Honore Fragonard; fireplace; chair; washstand with pitcher and bowl

Wall-hangings can be affixed to the walls with velcro.

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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English (culture or style)
assemblage (sculpture technique)
beds (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
miniatures (paintings)
play (recreation)
tables (support furniture)
toys (recreational artifacts)

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