The United States Historical Society selected the painting
for the doll collection because of its wide appeal and
the interesting figures, especially the mother with her
the older sister, protectively holds on to Suzanne's
left arm. A soft summer hat highlighted with flowers
covers most of Marie's face and much of her flowing
red hair. Only a genius of Renoir's talent could have
created such a scene.
The Society invites you to have an opportunity to
receive the " Umbrella Dolls" set. Collectors who have
seen and own some of the finest dolls in the world appreciate
the artistry and craftsmanship that go into the creation
of a fine doll.
You want the
clothing to be historically accurate, with the best
materials, and expertly sewn. You want the shoes to
be cobbled with the proper fastenings and buttons -
not plastic disappointments.
You look at sculpting of the head and the ears, the
hands and the feet. You inspect the porcelain for perfection
in the delicate painting of the face and hands.
The mohair wigs, must be life-like in their texture,
their color and styling. And the inset eyes must be
bright and life-like, not just painted on.
And perhaps most important, you want masterpiece dolls
that have character and soul.
Completely made in the USA the "Umbrella Dolls" demonstrate
uncommonly fine craftsmanship in attention to the most
minute detail. (These are not the kind
of qualities you will find in dolls that you see advertised
endlessly on television, in magazines and mail order,
with a limited edition of 50,000 or more and imported
from Taiwan, China or Thailand.
We are especially pleased that Jan
Quisenberry, former president of the United Federation
of Doll Clubs, has this to say about the Umbrella Dolls:
"This is a rare event for knowledgeable
doll collectors. I am convinced that the Renoir ' Umbrella
Dolls ' will become more and more valuable as collectors
realize the rare classics that they are. They are among
the finest I have ever seen. "
" The genius is in full detail.
It is apparent
that nothing has been spared to achieve
President, Hobby House Press.
" I would rather have one set
of Umbrella Dolls than a hundred
of the dolls I see advertised in
Parade and on television"
" I have seen thousands of dolls.
The exquisite Umbrella Dolls
are in a class of their own. "
These exquisite hand painted dolls include a numbered
Certificate of Authenticity, a stand for each doll,
and a protective presentation case embossed in gold
with the Double Eagles of the United States Historical