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A lot of the twitter chatter amongst museums concludes with scary dolls. It turns out a lot of museums have a lot of scary dolls, so are they as well represented in the nation's art collections?

18 artworks

Elizabeth Ann, Born 17 August 1836 c.1838

British (English) School

Oil on canvas

H 54 x W 43 cm

York Museums Trust

Self Portrait with Nun Dolls
© the artist. Photo credit: National Museums Northern Ireland

Self Portrait with Nun Dolls 1986

Werner Büttner (b.1954)

Oil on canvas

H 240 x W 190 cm

National Museums Northern Ireland

Where I Lived at Dovecot Grove
© the artist. Photo credit: Art & Heritage Collections, Robert Gordon University

Where I Lived at Dovecot Grove 1970

Joyce W. Cairns (b.1947)

Oil on board

H 119 x W 106.5 cm

Art & Heritage Collections, Robert Gordon University

Alice in Wonderland
Photo credit: Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

Alice in Wonderland c.1879

George Dunlop Leslie (1835–1921)

Oil on canvas

H 81.4 x W 111.8 cm

Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

Clementine, the Living Fashion Doll
© the artist. Photo credit: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Clementine, the Living Fashion Doll 2014

Mark Mander (b.1980)

Wood, paint, textiles & feathers

H 51 x W 40 x D 3.5 cm

Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Idol with Doll
© Essex Collection of Art from Latin America. Photo credit: Essex Collection of Art from Latin America

Idol with Doll 2000

Nadín Ospina (b.1960)

Limestone

H 50 x W 50 x D 25 cm

Essex Collection of Art from Latin America

The Dolls' Parade
Photo credit: Derby Museums

The Dolls' Parade

Ernest Townsend (1885–1944)

Oil on canvas

H 71.1 x W 91.4 cm

Derby Museums

Stage Dolls Having Tea
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Art in Healthcare

Stage Dolls Having Tea 1992

Les Drummond (1920–1997)

Oil on board

H 32 x W 44.6 cm

Art in Healthcare

The Tête-à-Tête Tea
Photo credit: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

The Tête-à-Tête Tea

George Bernard O'Neill (1828–1917)

Oil on canvas

H 51 x W 40.5 cm

Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

Doll on a Chair
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Gallery Oldham

Doll on a Chair

James Fitton (1899–1982)

Oil on canvas

H 45 x W 45 cm

Gallery Oldham

Bird Girl, Belton Hills
© the artist. Photo credit: Southend Museums Service

Bird Girl, Belton Hills c.1982

Geoffrey Licence (b.1944)

Oil on board

H 61.5 x W 40.5 cm

Southend Museums Service

The Dutch Doll
Photo credit: Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

The Dutch Doll 1926

Mark Gertler (1891–1939)

Oil on canvas

H 73.6 x W 76.2 cm

Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

Eieio
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Eieio c.1982

Geoff Yeomans (1934–2021)

Oil on canvas

H 183 x W 122 cm

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

German Wax Doll
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

German Wax Doll

James Cumming (1922–1991)

Oil on board

H 20 x W 19.8 cm

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Family Group: Hilda, Unity and Dolls c.1937

Stanley Spencer (1891–1959)

Oil on canvas

H 76.2 x W 50.8 cm

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Reclining Doll
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts / Graham Chalifour

Reclining Doll 2013

Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)

Oil paint on patinated bronze

H 43 x W 77 x D 40 cm

Royal Academy of Arts

The Doll
Photo credit: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

The Doll 1914

Mark Gertler (1891–1939)

Oil on canvas

H 76.2 x W 50.8 cm

The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

Girl with a Doll
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council Collections

Girl with a Doll

Robert Sivell (1888–1958)

Oil on canvas

H 50 x W 39 cm

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council Collections