Growser's New House

Toytown Building
1920-1930 (made)
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A model house in a Mediterranean style with shuttered windows made primarily of card. It has three storeys and stands flush on a black card base. The outside is painted beige with green windows and shutters. There is a green strip painted around the base of the building. The roof is a terra cotta colour with a white ledge and two beige chimneys. The doorway is set in a pillared porch. The building is hollow with the back cut out and open.


object details
Object Type
Additional TitleMon Repos (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Painted and glued plywood and card
Brief Description
Painted wood and card building, a Mediterranean style house, made by S G Hulme Beaman in the 1920s
Physical Description
A model house in a Mediterranean style with shuttered windows made primarily of card. It has three storeys and stands flush on a black card base. The outside is painted beige with green windows and shutters. There is a green strip painted around the base of the building. The roof is a terra cotta colour with a white ledge and two beige chimneys. The doorway is set in a pillared porch. The building is hollow with the back cut out and open.
Dimensions
  • Base measurement length: 41cm
  • Including chimney height: 43cm
  • Excluding doorway width: 20.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • MON REPOS (on front of house)
  • ARK STREET (on front of building)
Credit line
Given by Betty Billett
Object history
One of Hulme Beaman's own original Toytown buildings 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.15-2000

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record createdJanuary 30, 2001
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