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Toytown Figure

1920-1930 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Male wooden figure with articulated head, arms and legs. It is painted to denote a Boy Scout in uniform. The body and arms are blue with a green painted neckerchief. The upper legs are buff, denoting shorts. The feet are black and the lower calves blue (socks). The face, hands and legs are flesh coloured. The crown of the hat is carved and the brim is of card, both painted buff. The face features are painted apart from the nose which is carved. The arms are articulated by means of metal pins.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved and painted wood and card
Brief Description
Painted wooden figure, Boy Scout, made by S G Hulme Beaman in the 1920s
Physical Description
Male wooden figure with articulated head, arms and legs. It is painted to denote a Boy Scout in uniform. The body and arms are blue with a green painted neckerchief. The upper legs are buff, denoting shorts. The feet are black and the lower calves blue (socks). The face, hands and legs are flesh coloured. The crown of the hat is carved and the brim is of card, both painted buff. The face features are painted apart from the nose which is carved. The arms are articulated by means of metal pins.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.9cm
Credit line
Given by Betty Billett
Object history
One of Hulme Beaman's own original Toytown figures that he used for scene-setting prior to writing and illustrating his stories and plays
Bibliographic Reference
Hulme Beaman, S.G. The Book of Toytown and Larry the Lamb, London: Harrap, 1979
Collection
Accession Number
B.48-2000

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record createdNovember 14, 2000
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