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Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whanslaw, H.W., born 1883 - died 1965 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, cotton, linen, flannelette, buttons and ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:

    S.553-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Marionette of a dejected peasant woman with carved and painted wooden face, legs and shoes. She has a carved jointed wooden torso and wooden hands. She wears a dark gold headscarf with a border pattern in brown, green and magenta, and a beige cotton blouse with a row of yellow buttons at the front, over which is a chestnut brown waistcoat. She has a calf-length mustard yellow linen skirt trimmed with salmon pink ribbon, a pale orange flannelette petticoat and her legs and shoes are painted ochre. Without strings or controls

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

mid 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Whanslaw, H.W., born 1883 - died 1965 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, cotton, linen, flannelette, buttons and ribbon

Dimensions

Height: 43 cm

Descriptive line

Marionette of a dejected peasant woman, made by H. W. Whanslaw. English, mid 20th century

Materials

Wood; Paint; Cotton (textile); Linen; Plastic; Ribbon

Techniques

Carving; Painting; Sewing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Puppetry

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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