The Great Lafayette – A3 Print

£ 20.00

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    We will frame your print in our contemporary white 'Polcore' A3 size frame (size 450mm x 327mm x 32mm) with square / clean edges, a sligtly grained 'mid sheen' finish and supplied with a quality 2mm clear perspex front (i.e. not glass), which is protected by a 'peel off' film. A popular feature of this frame is the 18mm space between the perspex front and the print which give the framed artwork some visual depth. Frame ready to hang or stand either way. For UK Deliveries only!

    We will frame your print in our contemporary Black 'Polcore' A3 size frame (dimensions 450mm x 327mm x 32mm), which has squared / clean edges, a lightly grained black 'mid sheen' finish and is supplied with quality 2mm clear perspex front (i.e. not glass), which is protected by a 'peel off' film. A popular feature of this frame is the 18mm space between the perspex front and the print which give the framed artwork some visual depth. Frame ready to 'hang or stand' either way. For UK Deliveries only!

Description

The Great Lafayette 1871 to 1911

At the start of the 20th Century, The Great Lafayette was the highest paid illusionist in the world.  He brought his act to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre for a sell out run.  During the final act “The Lion’s Bride” in which the magician magically switches place with a red lion, a lamp caused the stage to set fire.  The entire cast and all the animals died onstage.  The body of the Great Lafyette was recovered and sent for cremation.  Days later a papier-mâché hand was found on set pointing to another body, wearing the magician’s famous rings.  The first body turned out to have been his stage double in identical costume.  Lafayette’s funeral went ahead with the right body and was a huge spectacle with a procession, masses of mourners and floral tributes.  The magician, along with his beloved dog Beauty, is buried at the Piershill Cemetery on Portobello Road.

This wonderful print featuring TheTreat Lafayette as a Lion was created by Mister Peebles for a Halloween Window Exhibition in October 2017.

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A signed gicclee print is available in 3 sizes: A4 21 × 29cm, A3 29 x 42 cm & A2 42 x 59 cm

This listing is for an A3 print.

Additional information

Size

A4 21 × 29cm, A3 29 x 42 cm, A2 42 x 59 cm

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