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Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho



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Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho

Maskelyne & Cooks thought-reading, whist playing automaton, Psycho, as demonstrated at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London

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1875 Automata Automaton Cook Cooke Illusion Invention Inventions Maskelyne Piccadilly Robot Robots Thought Turban Whist Psycho


20"x16" (51x41cm) Canvas Print

Introducing the captivating Maskelyne & Cook's automaton, Psycho, now available as a stunning Canvas Print from Media Storehouse. This intriguing Victorian-era artifact, sourced from the esteemed Mary Evans Picture Library at Mary Evans Prints Online, is sure to be a mesmerizing addition to any home or office. The Maskelyne & Cook duo were renowned for their thought-reading automaton, a remarkable feat of engineering and illusion that left audiences in awe during its demonstrations at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London. Psycho, with its hauntingly realistic expression and lifelike movements, added an eerie touch to their act. Bring the mystery and allure of the past into your space with this exquisite Canvas Print. Each print is meticulously crafted using high-quality materials and vibrant inks, ensuring a museum-quality finish that will last for generations. Experience the thrill of history as you display this fascinating piece of art and conversation starter in your home or workplace. Order your Maskelyne & Cook's automaton, Psycho Canvas Print from Media Storehouse today and step into the captivating world of Victorian-era illusion and innovation.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Maskelyne & Cook's Automaton, Psycho: A Peek into the Victorian World of Illusions and Inventions This photograph depicts the famous thought-reading automaton, Psycho, as demonstrated by the esteemed duo, Maskelyne & Cook, at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, during the 1870s. The automaton, with its intricate design and mysterious aura, is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of the Victorian era. Maskelyne & Cook, renowned for their illusion shows, presented Psycho as an extraordinary invention that could read the thoughts of men by observing their gestures and movements over a table spread with playing cards. The turbaned figure in the foreground, believed to be Cook, skillfully manipulates the automaton, while two men in suits, intrigued and amused, lean in for a closer look. The automaton, with its intricate mechanisms and complex workings, was a marvel of its time. The Victorian fascination with science, technology, and the supernatural is evident in the crowd gathered around the table, eager to witness this extraordinary spectacle. The Egyptian Hall, with its grandeur and historical significance, provided the perfect backdrop for this mind-boggling illusion. Psycho, a product of the 1870s, represents the intersection of science, magic, and entertainment during the Victorian era. This photograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era, where the boundaries between reality and illusion were blurred, and the imagination knew no limits. Maskelyne & Cook's Automaton, Psycho, remains an enduring symbol of the Victorian fascination with the unknown and the extraordinary.

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