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Puppet - Ghost of Christmas Present

Ghost of Christmas Present

  • Object:

    Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1979-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grant, Frances (made)
    Grant, Peter (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Epoxy resin, obeche, paint, velvet,

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Peter and Frances Grant

  • Museum number:

    S.942-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This marionette of the Ghost of Christmas Present, was one of twenty-three marionettes made by Peter and Frances Grant for their production of A Christmas Carol,adapted by them from Charles Dickens' novel for their touring company The Theatre of Marionettes. The Grants started their company in the 1960s and worked with it all over Britain and Europe

The bodies of the marionettes were sculpted by Frances Grant from obeche, a tropical type of wood well-known for its lack of splinters or resin, while the faces, hands and feet were sculpted by her using epoxy resin. Peter Grant dressed all the figures, using a wide range of fabrics and techniques for their costumes and their props.

Physical description

Marionette of the Ghost of Christmas Present legs and body of obeche, face and hands from epoxy resin, painted white and dressed in a green velvet robe with a red belt. The marionette wears a holly wreath and has a beard. It is operated by a wooden control and 7 strings.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1979-1980 (made)

Artist/maker

Grant, Frances (made)
Grant, Peter (made)

Materials and Techniques

Epoxy resin, obeche, paint, velvet,

Dimensions

Height: 17 in

Descriptive line

Marionette of the Ghost of Christmas Present, made by Peter and Frances Grant and used in their puppet play A Christmas Carol, adapted by them from the novel by Charles Dickens. Given by Peter and Frances Grant.

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Children & Childhood

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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