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Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1930-1950 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Linda Cooper

  • Museum number:

    S.2514-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Crocodile 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 the Crocodile with carved and painted head with teeth revealed and a black velvet sleeve body.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca.1930-1950 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 53.p, Width: 21.0 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 the Crocodile 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.

Techniques

Carving; Painting; Sewing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Children & Childhood

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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