1837 - 1901
Cotton, linen, velvet and leather
270 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A Humpty Dumpty doll made with a variety of fabrics. It has a dark red cotton lower half of the body containing a heavy ball, which enables him to sit up and fall off the edge of a horizontal surface. He has dark red cotton legs with brown leather shoes. His face is hand-drawn in black ink onto dirty cream cotton or linen. There are brown spots. He wears a dark blue-black velvet jacket edged with blue stitch, over a cream linen or cotton stiffened shirt. His arms are yellow-brown cotton with red cotton cuffs. On the top of his head is a red cotton hat. He has brown leather hands with separate fingers.