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Prints - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
  • George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
    David, Jules, born 1808 - died 1892
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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Prints

  • Date:

    after 1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David, Jules, born 1808 - died 1892 (painter)
    unknown (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the V&A in 2010.

  • Museum number:

    S.673-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Engraving entitled The comedy of the cat - Behind the curtain. From an original painting La Comédie du Cat. Derrière by Jules David. Publisher unknown. George Speaight Punch and Judy Collection.

Physical description

This print depicts the inside of a Punch and Judy booth whilst a performance is taking place. In the checked booth a puppeteer is in action, holding Punch and Judy puppets. Sitting on the floor by his side is a woman breast feeding. A young crying child sits at her side and another child is holding a couple of puppets, waiting to hand them to the puppeteer.

Date

after 1850 (published)

Artist/maker

David, Jules, born 1808 - died 1892 (painter)
unknown (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

printing ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 21.8 cm

Descriptive line

Engraving entitled The comedy of the cat - Behind the curtain. Published after 1850. George Speaight Punch and Judy Collection.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Line engraving

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection code

T&P

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