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Punch Line

Specifications:

  • Signed & numbered by the artist
  • Edition of only 20
  • Supplied with Fleet Street’s Finest certificate of authenticity provenance
  • Dimensions approx – 604mm x 604mm
  • Museum-grade heavyweight textured Fine Art Giclée print
  • Guaranteed archival quality for 100+ years
  • Printed in Britain
  • Global shipping available at no extra cost

Brighton’s Punch-and-Judy man Sergeant Stone was setting up shop in readiness for the school holidays when four year old Jermaine Briffa wandered along the deserted beach with his father and provided puppeteer him with a small but enthusiastic audience.

The child was so enthralled with his one-to-one with Mr Punch, that he totally ignored a photographer bearing down on him clicking away, and telling Sgt. Stone to keep the banter going. Michael Stone’s tent and puppets are now on display at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

July 1992 by Roger Bamber

The Acuity Collection