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  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, composition, wool, lace and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of Lady Bracknell. She has carved and painted legs to the knees, the lower sections missing. Her painted head and face are moulded from composition material and she has a painted black hat, integral to the head. She wears a grey woollen jacket and long skirt, edged in black with a trim of white machine lace down the front of her jacket, black gloves and carries a handbag. Attached to a wooden control bar


mid 20th century (made)


Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, composition, wool, lace and string

Object history note

This puppet and S.595-2001 were used in a scene from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Descriptive line

Marionette of Lady Bracknell, from Oscar Wilde's play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Mayhew Puppet Theatre. English, mid 20th century


Wood; Paint; Composition (material); Wool (textile); Lace; String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing; Moulding


Theatre and Performance Collection

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