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Puppet

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, composition, wool, cotton, metal, imitation jewels and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:

    S.595-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of John Worthing. He has carved and painted arms, torso and legs and his painted head and face are moulded from composition material. He wears a black woollen jacket and trousers, a cream waistcoat and metal fob chain, and a red cotton cravat fastened by an imitation diamond tie pin. Attached to a wooden control bar

Date

mid 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, composition, wool, cotton, metal, imitation jewels and string

Object history note

This puppet and S.594-2001 were used in a scene from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Wood; Paint; Composition (material); Wool (textile); Cotton (textile); Metal; Imitation jewels; String (fiber product)

Techniques

Carving; Painting; Sewing; Moulding

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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