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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1930-1950 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Linda Cooper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Judy is part of two sets made and used by the Punch professor Edward Charles Webb of Stepney who usually performed his shows in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and Hertfordshire. He had two sets of figures and booths because his son and his son-in-law both worked shows.

Physical description

Glove puppet of Judy with carved and painted face and hands. She has painted eyes and a hooked chin and wears a cream pointed bonnet and a cream cotton apron, both trimmed with cotton lace. Her purple and black lace-effect dress is worn over a green and white striped petticoat.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca.1930-1950 (made)


Height: 61.0 cm, Width: 33.0 cm

Object history note

This is a figure from one of two sets of Punch & Judy figures created by Professor Webb and handed down to his granddaughter who gave them to the museum.

Descriptive line

Glove puppet of Judy made and used by the Punch & Judy professor Edward Charles Webb (1890-1961). Carved and painted wood and fabric. English, probably 1930s or 1940s. Given by Mrs. Linda Cooper.


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Entertainment & Leisure; Children & Childhood


Theatre and Performance Collection

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