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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" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Step into the captivating world of Victorian magic and wonder with our exquisite selection of Fine Art Prints from the Media Storehouse range. This mesmerizing image showcases Maskelyne & Cook's renowned automaton, Psycho, as it astounded audiences at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London. Mary Evans Picture Library's Psycho, from Mary Evans Prints Online, captures the essence of thought-reading and mind-bending illusions that left spectators in awe during the 19th century. Bring the magic of history into your home with these stunning, museum-quality prints, perfect for art enthusiasts, collectors, or those seeking to add a touch of enchantment to their décor.

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 66cm x 55.9cm (26" x 22")

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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