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Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown Clock: Day 24

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.

'The Mummers', Richard Ernst Eurich (1903–1992), Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
‘The Mummers’, Richard Ernst Eurich (1903–1992), Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

 

Welcome to the final instalment of the Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown Clock! We hope you’ve enjoyed following us in the lead up to Christmas. Tonight, our countdown concludes with this wonderful painting, titled ‘The Mummers’ by Richard Ernst Eurich.

A mummer was an entertainer who was an amateur actor. They performed in different village plays that were held at harvest time or on religious occasions such as Christmas. Sometimes, these plays were specifically meant to preach religious teachings, but the main purpose remained entertainment.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to celebrating the new year with you very soon.

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