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School for scandal dolls

School for scandal dolls

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood with sewn and decorated fabric

  • Museum number:

    T.36-1947

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Three wooden dolls with jointed arms and legs, glass eyes and a human hair coiffure

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1930 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood with sewn and decorated fabric

Object history note

The three dolls are dresed as characters from the play 'A School for Scandal' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, which was first performed at Drury Lane Theatre in London on May 8th 1777. Hugh Hugo apparently made dolls to represent some of the other characters in the play, such as Maria.

Descriptive line

Three wooden dolls depicting characters from the play School for Scandal made in England about 1930

Production Note

Made by Hugh Hugo

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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