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Enid Marx

Marionette in Wedding Dress

Details

Artist

Enid Marx

Title

Marionette in Wedding Dress

Date

c 1940s

Medium

Oil on board

Reference

CVCSC:0255.338.F

Collection

Marx-Lambert

Status

On Display

A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings. These from the 1850s were from a private collection. They are in traditional costumes and illustrate an unusual mix of craft, drama and the grotesque, which Marx found captivating.

Enid Marx Marionette in Wedding Dress c 1940s © Compton Verney