The Magician's House

Toytown Building
1920-1930 (made)
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A model building in three sections made primarily of card. The central block of the building has three storeys. The ground floor has a tall window with a stained glass effect made of celluloid. The first floor consists of a separate overhang addition. The left hand block has two storeys and the main door at ground level coloured a dark pink. The right hand block is single storey with a small green door. The building is painted white with brown beams. There are four different sections of roof with differing green corrugated tile effect. The building is hollow with a two cutout open sections at the back.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and glued plywood and card
Brief Description
Painted wood and card building, the Magician's House, made by S G Hulme Beaman in the 1920s
Physical Description
A model building in three sections made primarily of card. The central block of the building has three storeys. The ground floor has a tall window with a stained glass effect made of celluloid. The first floor consists of a separate overhang addition. The left hand block has two storeys and the main door at ground level coloured a dark pink. The right hand block is single storey with a small green door. The building is painted white with brown beams. There are four different sections of roof with differing green corrugated tile effect. The building is hollow with a two cutout open sections at the back.
Dimensions
  • Maximum base measurement length: 30.8cm
  • Height: 34.8cm
  • Maximum base measurement width: 13cm
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.27-2000

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record createdFebruary 1, 2001
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