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Poster - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    late 20th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    UDO (Litho) Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink on card

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    S.1354-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Poster entitled Punch and Judy depicting these two characters in the proscenium of a booth c. 1900. Printed in England for the Museum of London by UDO (Litho). George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Physical description

Poster entitled Punch and Judy depicting these two characters in the proscenium of a booth on a white background. Rather than an illustration this poster is a photograph of a Victorian period puppet booth with red and white strips cover, green velvet covering the stage border and ornated porscenium with the inscription 'Diev et Mon Droit'. Punch and Judy are in the centre of stage.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

late 20th century (printed)

Artist/maker

UDO (Litho) Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Ink on card

Marks and inscriptions

'the/Museum of/ London/ Punch and Judy/ The proscenium of a booth c.1900./ Performances by showmen using 'Punch and Judy' hand/ puppets were a popular 19th-century entertainment both at/ street corners and at the seaside. Mr Punch originated from/ the comic figure of Pulcinella introduced to London by/ italian marionette performers in 1662.'
Printed on the verse.

Dimensions

Height: 52.5 cm, Width: 58.6 cm

Descriptive line

Poster entitled Punch and Judy depicting these two characters in the proscenium of a booth c. 1900. Printed in England for the Museum of London by UDO (Litho). George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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