Humpty Dumpty is thought to have been the main character of a riddle when he first appeared in Samuel Arnold’s Juvenile Amusements in 1797. The earliest version read:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Four-score Men and Four-score more,
Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.
- Designer: Kyle Gifford
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.5 in
- Build Time: 1h 39min
- Layers: 378
- Layer Resolution: 89 microns
- Printer: Projet 660 Pro
- Software: Maya and Photoshop
Fun Character Facts:
- It is never stated in the nursery rhyme that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.
- One historical document found in Colchester, Essex, England, indicates that Humpty Dumpty was originally a cannon placed on the wall of the Church of St. Mary-at-the-Wall and used in the siege of 1648.
- Humpty Dumpty is made famous for his conversation in Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which he discusses semantics and pragmatics with Alice.
"I grew up with the belief that Humpty Dumpty was an egg, and while this is never stated in the old nursery rhymes I wanted to keep his character true to how I have always perceived him," said Gifford. "He was a relatively quick design, taking roughly an hour and a half to complete."