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Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown Clock: Day 14

Welcome to the Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown, where each night, we’ll be sharing an item from the world-class collections in the Castle’s Galleries in the lead up to Christmas.

Clown toy on platform decorated with circus scenes by K Co., c.1920 - 40 NCMB 1977-749/1
Clown toy on platform decorated with circus scenes by K Co., c.1920 – 40 NCMB 1977-749/1

 

Tonight’s item is this clown toy dating back to the 1920s. This is currently displayed next to a circus painting named ‘Elsie’ by Dame Laura Knight in the Castle’s Art Gallery. We’ll be hosting a temporary exhibition dedicated to the work of Laura Knight from March 2022 – make sure you check our website for the latest updates.

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