Cruikshank drew directly from Signor Piccini's performance.  Here a puppet Toby bites Punch's nose.

 

Later in the century, the glove puppet was replaced with a live dog.  Mayhew's informant frowned on performances that included three to four dogs, which could become "too much of a good thing. if you know what I mean!: 

 

Cruiksnank's famous 1827 "Mr. Punch" drawn live during Signor Piccini's command performance.

 

 The illustration first appeared in John Payne Collier's The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy (1828).   The book remains in print 150 years after publication. 

 

 


 

 

Late 19th century Punch-and-Judy Theater with puppets.  This German made theater measures 23 inches by 42 inches by 11inches. 

 

Not the painted organ grinder with monkey and the "pardner" with his one-man band that includes a drum, cymbals and Pan's pipes.

Barbara and Lew Kummerrows' dolls' house scale card model theater designed after a full-size original in their collection.

 

A pair of marvelous rag dolls for the Toy Worlds in upstate New York reproduce an antique Punch & Judy as Con-temporary nursery toys of adult collectibles.

Suzan Kruger's wooden Punch-and-Judy theater

 

 

 

 

 


          


 

 

London street urchins enjoy a neighborhood performance in the 1920s.

 


 

 

Punch showmen in England often carved their own puppets.  Signor Piccini claimed to have brought his famous set with him for Italy.

 

Here, three late 19th century continental Punch-and-Judy puppets take a bow.  Each has a molded and painted papier-mâché head, is well modeled and has painted wooden arms and legs.

 


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