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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

19th century (engraved)
Place Of Origin

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand coloured lithograph, ink and paint on paper
Brief Description
Print depicting a dancing marionette performance, 19th c. George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.
Physical Description
Hand coloured lithograph depicting a boy (the puppeteer) playing a drum a pipe whilst making two marionettes tied to a cord dance by using his knee to move the cord back and forth.
  • At widest point height: 7cm
  • At widest point width: 8.2cm
  • Total including mount height: 15.4cm
  • Total including mount width: 11.5cm
The print is a cut-out which has been glued to a blue piece of card and possibly used as a greetings card.
Marks and Inscriptions
'Salaams. / d'mator Retsank' (Written in black biro on back of mount.)
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the V&A in 2010.
Print depicting a dancing marionette performance.
Other Number
Marionettes File
Accession Number

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record createdJune 23, 2010
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