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A man has two dancing dolls on a board, controlled by a string attached to his leg. Coloured etching.

Date
1800-1899
Reference
34215i
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Description

A humorous portrayal: the puppeteer is a burly unshaven man wearing working=class dress, while his puppets are a man and a woman wearing elegant costumes (the man wearing a tricorn hat, a frock coat and knee-breeches, the woman wearing a bonnet), bowing to each other

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

Dancing dolls.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 34215i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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