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Print - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Europe (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    19th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured lithograph, ink and paint on paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance.

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.

Place of Origin

Europe (possibly, printed)


19th century (engraved)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured lithograph, ink and paint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Salaams. / d'mator Retsank'
Written in black biro on back of mount.


Height: 7 cm At widest point, Width: 8.2 cm At widest point, Height: 15.4 cm Total including mount, Width: 11.5 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance, 19th c. George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.


Printing ink; Paper; Paint; Wash; Lithographic ink; Ball point pen


Lithography; Print-making; Painting; Hand-colouring


Entertainment & Leisure; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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