Columbine puppet (Punch and Judy, c.1815)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Columbine puppet (Punch and Judy, c.1815)

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location:
Arch One , Area 81
Brighton Beach (display)
Glamour of Brighton

The wife of Harlequin and fore-runner of Mrs Punch (Judy). This puppet was made for a child, circa 1815.

Columbine

Columbine is the love interest of Harlequin both in the Commedia dell'arte and the Harlequinade. In traditional stories she was either Pantalone's daughter or servant but English versions of the story always had a her as his daughter or ward, never a servant.

She would be the only character on stage not wearing a mask.