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Prints - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
  • George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Prints

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1859 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
    Thomas Hailes Lacy - (T.H. Lacy) (publisher)
    Lacy & Parker (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching, ink on india paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    S.935-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Illustration proofs (no. 1441_1442) for the 4th edition of Punch & Judy first published by Lacy and Parker. This work contained the play The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy and was illustrated by George Cruikshank 1828.

Physical description

Two etchings printed in black ink on india paper. Both etchings depict scenes from a Punch & Judy show performed in a puppet theatre. The top etching sees Punch hanging Jack Ketch having just tricked the Hangman into showing him how to put on the hangman's noose. The illustration below this shows a frightened Punch who has just spied the Devil's brief appearance behind the curtain.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 1859 (published)

Artist/maker

Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
Thomas Hailes Lacy - (T.H. Lacy) (publisher)
Lacy & Parker (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

etching, ink on india paper

Dimensions

Height: 23.9 cm Size of india paper, Width: 15.9 cm Size of india paper, Height: 31.8 cm Total including mount, Width: 25.2 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

Illustration proofs (no. 1441_1442) for the 4th edition of The Tragical Comedy, or Comical Tragedy of Punch & Judy with etchings by George Cruikshank first published by Lacy and Parker, ca. 1859, George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; India paper

Techniques

Print-making; Etching (corroding)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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