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Print - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (illustrator)
    J. C. Rusher (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    S.1374-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Booklet illustrated for the story The Life of Jack Sprat, Printed by J. G. Rusher in Banbury in 19th century. George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Physical description

Booklet illustrated for the story The Life of Jack Sprat. The first page is the cover with an illustration of a fox,p. 2's illustration depicts Jack Sprat and Joan in a kitchen, p. 3 is Jack and Joan cuddling up on a sofa, p. 4 Joan Cole wearing a groat, p. 5 Jack and Joan getting marriage, p. 6 Punchinella carrying another commedia dell'Arte character in a whellchair, p. 7 Joan sat in a chair and two cats, p. 8 Jack sprat with his gun, p. 9 a drake, p. 10 a couple of crows, p. 11 Jack and a cow, p. 12 a barrel of ale, p. 13 a mare, p. 14 a rat, p. 15 Jack Sprat and Joan Cole by a tea table and p. 16 Jack Sprat head and shoulder portrait.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (illustrator)
J. C. Rusher (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printing ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm, Width: 18.5 cm, Width: 26.7 cm all parts together

Object history note

Placed oroginally with a headed paper for the Society for Theatre Research when collection was aquired. A note related to this object compare p. 6 illustration of Punchnella with an illustration Puppet and Joan in whellchair from Punch's Puppet Show 1772.
Another note states: 'For further information about the Harlequinade Turn-Ups see the Juvenile Drama section and the folloing article in Theatre Notebook I 46 - 8, 100; VII 84, 96; Xv 103; XXXIII 38; XLIX 110-111 and XLV 70-84.

Descriptive line

Booklet illustrated for the story The Life of Jack Sprat, Printed by J. G. Rusher in Banbury in 19th century. George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Print-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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