Paper Dolls

PaperDoll

Spring 2017 Paper Doll

Adrienne, Paper Doll
drawn by Brenda Sneathen Mattox

Brenda Sneathen Mattox says that you may recognize the doll she used as a model for the paper doll she drew for this issue since she was formerly in the collection of Maureen Popp. Brenda first saw her in the 1986 book about fashion dolls by Maree Tarnowska, and the doll has always been a favorite of hers. The only identification she has found about this smiling, swivel neck, bisque lady is that she is attributed to Alexandre Dehors, ca. 1870. The costume she drew and is more an 1860s style. The two triangles included are intended to be attached to the back of the bonnet and the headdress to secure them on the doll’s head.

Brenda Sneathen Mattox is a professional paper doll artist who has worked in the field for nearly 30 years. She specializes in historical fashion and has a fondness for brides. In addition to her self-published paper dolls (available at www.fancyephemera.com), she has produced books for both Dover Publishing and Paper Doll Studio Press.  Brenda lives in Plainfield, Indiana, in a Victorian house with her husband, mother, two cats, and her collection of antique clothing.