Magnum Photos: Where Ideas Are Born, David Batchelor: Colour Is and our permanent collections will be open on Saturday 25 June. Please note that due to a wedding taking place, the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 2.30pm.

Unknown

Policeman Whirligig

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Policeman Whirligig

Date

Early 1800s

Medium

Wood, painted

Dimensions

H.33 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0146.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

The term ‘whirligig’ comes from ‘gig’ meaning a whipping top, and can be used to describe any spinning or whirling toy.

Policeman Whirligig Early 1800s © Compton Verney