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Artist's Book - The Left-handed Punch

The Left-handed Punch

  • Object:

    Artist's Book

  • Place of origin:

    Guildford (Published)

  • Date:

    1986 (Published)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Bound volume, 35 pages, with colour illustrations and moveable paper puppets.

Place of Origin

Guildford (Published)


1986 (Published)


Height: 39 cm

Object history note

The book has an accompanying blue and white striped slipcase. A duplicate slipcase is stored in the NAL at pressmark: 95.VV.16(a)

Descriptive line

Artist's book, 'The Left-handed Punch', Roy Fisher and Ron King, Guildford, Surrey : Circle Press, 1986.

Labels and date

This collaborative work began when the artist Ron King sent the poet Roy Fisher a copy of Punch and Judy published by Routledge in 1860. Fisher reworked the text as a play which appears in this book, alongside extracts from the Routledge text and King’s illustrations and puppets. These have moveable parts cut out by King’s daughter and her friends. [June 2019]


National Art Library; Artists' Books; Puppetry


National Art Library

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