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Print - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
  • George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
    Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868
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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1821 (engraved)
    29th January 1822 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868 (artist)
    Hurst, Robinson & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured engraving, 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:

    S.1154-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance being held in a family home and entitled 'The Dancing Dolls'. Published in London by Hurst, Robinson & Co.

Physical description

Hand coloured engraving depicting a boy (the puppeteer) playing a drum and a pipe whilst making two marionettes tied to a cord dance by using his knee to move the cord back and forth. The performance takes place in the room of a family home. An old woman, a man with a baby on his lap and a young girl holding a dog watch the performance from inside the room. Two small children watch from the open window.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1821 (engraved)
29th January 1822 (published)

Artist/maker

Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868 (artist)
Hurst, Robinson & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured engraving, ink and paint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 42.8 cm, Width: 32.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance being held in a family home and entitled 'The Dancing Dolls'. Published in London by Hurst, Robinson & Co. on 29th January 1822, George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Paint; Wash

Techniques

Engraving (incising); Print-making; Painting; Hand-colouring

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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