After Marie Tussaud (1761-1850), known for sculpting human figures in wax.
Madame Tussaud's (plural Madame Tussaud's)
- A gallery of realistic figures of famous persons.
1851, John Delaware Lewis, Across the Atlantic, page 26:
- The vestibule or entrance hall is a Madame Tussaud's on a small scale, containing the trial of Christ, the Siamese-twins, St. Paul incarcerated
1885, Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado:
- The amateur tenor, whose vocal villainies / All desire to shirk, / Shall during off-hours, / Exhibit his powers / To Madame Tussaud's waxwork.
1896, Halliwell Sutcliffe, (Please provide the book title or journal name), page 73:
- .... the other consisted of a Madame Tussaud's galaxy of lay figures, with straw-colored hair and waxy, pink- and-white cheeks.