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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

Print
1821 (engraved), 29th January 1822 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Print depicting a dancing marionette performance being held in a family home and entitled 'The Dancing Dolls'. Published in London by Hurst, Robinson & Co.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand coloured engraving, ink and paint on paper
Brief Description
Print depicting a dancing marionette performance being held in a family home and entitled 'The Dancing Dolls'. Published in London by Hurst, Robinson & Co. on 29th January 1822, George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.
Physical Description
Hand coloured engraving depicting a boy (the puppeteer) playing a drum and a pipe whilst making two marionettes tied to a cord dance by using his knee to move the cord back and forth. The performance takes place in the room of a family home. An old woman, a man with a baby on his lap and a young girl holding a dog watch the performance from inside the room. Two small children watch from the open window.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42.8cm
  • Width: 32.1cm
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the V&A in 2010.
Summary
Print depicting a dancing marionette performance being held in a family home and entitled 'The Dancing Dolls'. Published in London by Hurst, Robinson & Co.
Other Number
Marionettes File
Collection
Accession Number
S.1154-2010

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record createdJune 23, 2010
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