Toy museum

A couple of sketches from the wonderful and surprisingly large Toy Museum in Sintra, Portugal. The museum houses the personal collection of João Arbués Moreira, who was there on the day we visited,  keen to chat about his favourite exhibits and explain why some were so rare (especially the Nazi era toy soldiers which were understandably mostly destroyed after the war).


A box of doll’s heads ready to be mended.

Blue Pigma pen, Lexington grey ink in water-brush


Looking down the main stairwell past a model plane.

Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, Lexington grey ink in water-brush, A4

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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3 Responses to Toy museum

  1. Rufus Girard says:

    There is something quite archival about the box of dolls heads. They all have different eyes. They all have individual characters, did you make this so? Rufus.

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