Toytown Building

1920-1930 (made)
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A model house in a Dutch barn style with an external chimney, comprising two storeys and made primarily of card. The ground floor has an open doorway to the front and a closed one on the right side. The building has a slight L-shape and is painted green, lime green walls with brown beams and a dark green roof. There is a corrugated green verandah roof at ground floor level at the left side of the building. The chimney is grey with a light brown painted stone effect. The building is hollow but complete.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and glued plywood and card
Brief Description
Painted wood and card building, Toytown house, made by S G Hulme Beaman in the 1920s
Physical Description
A model house in a Dutch barn style with an external chimney, comprising two storeys and made primarily of card. The ground floor has an open doorway to the front and a closed one on the right side. The building has a slight L-shape and is painted green, lime green walls with brown beams and a dark green roof. There is a corrugated green verandah roof at ground floor level at the left side of the building. The chimney is grey with a light brown painted stone effect. The building is hollow but complete.
Dimensions
  • Base measurement length: 38cm
  • Chimney height height: 29.5cm
  • Base measurement (including shopfront) width: 30.5cm
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.19-2000

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record createdJanuary 31, 2001
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