About this object

  • Maker:

    Maskelyne, John Nevil

  • ID:

    34.144

  • Production date:

    c.1874

  • Location:

    In Store

  • 'Psycho' was conceived by the illusionist John Nevil Maskelyne and his fellow inventor John Algernon Clarke. Psycho is a mechanical puppet designed to play hands of the card games Whist and Nap. He is dressed in a Chinese-style silk tunic featuring a dragon design on the chest. He is also wearing an Indian turban. His physical appearance reflects how in the Victorian age, Western Europeans associated the Orient with the mysterious.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 1280 mm; W 620 mm; D 850 mm WT 50 kg

  • Materials

    wood; metal; silk; velvet; hair

  • Last Updated

    2017-05-23

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of Westminster (used)

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