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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs James Leahy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 16 []

English doll makers of the 18th century made female dolls with bodies resembling those of adult women, even when they represented children. There was no tradition of making realistic baby or toddler dolls. This doll has the extreme shape of fashionable women's dress of the period, as though she were already wearing a corset and hooped petticoat .

Place of Origin

England (made)



Object history note

From the family of the donor, née Charlotte Avys Petronelle Atkinson (born 1921) who played with the doll herself as a child

Descriptive line

Doll (adult female) of carved and painted wood made in England, 1700-20.

Subjects depicted

Leisure; Play; Representation; Women


Images Online; Dolls & Toys; Clothing; Fashion


Museum of Childhood

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