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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 Baby 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

Stuffed figure of Baby with carved and painted face, left hand, legs and boots. He has painted eyes, rabbit fur hair and a chubby face, and wears a yellow, beige, brown and blue patterned woven cotton romper suit with a white cotton bib edged with cotton lace. The right sleeve is damaged and the right hand is missing.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca.1930-1950 (made)


Height: 15.5 cm, Width: 17.5 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

Figure of the Baby 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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