Martha Thompson exhibited her exceptional artistic talents in creating dolls with faithful likenesses of well-known people. Working in the middle decades of the 20th century, Thompson made portrait dolls of present-day leaders like President Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II, and Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. For historical figures, Thompson often modeled her doll faces from famous paintings or engravings. Collectors covet her likenesses of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Jenny Lind, Princess Eugenie, George and Martha Washington, and others.


  • Title: Doll:President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Date Created: 1956
  • Location: Wellesley, MA
  • Subject Keywords: portrait, Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Type: Collector Dolls
  • Medium: bisque, paint, fabric
  • Object ID: 77.265.15
  • Artist: Martha Thompson | Murray Thompson

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