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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This is an original and very rare Benevol stone lithograph from my private collection of Magic posters. It measures approximately 24" x 34" and is in "A" condition! Circa. 1910

    This French poster's translated title, "The Cutter tetes Reincarnation executioner of Paris" displays Benevol's medieval beheading illusion which became his signature act that made this Magician become legendary!

    This gruesome but striking image sets this Magic poster apart from most others and advertised a nearly impossible illusion that spectators would have to see to believe. The colors on this poster are still rich and vibrant, the reds are extremely bright and really bring this poster to life; A remarkable Magic poster!

    Luigi Maria Benevolo (Benevol) joined his family's show, in his teens, as an acrobat and musician. He was Italian by birth, but was billed as a Mexican magician while performing in France up until his death in 1939. he was 73 years old.

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    1. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68, glad you can appreciate them and I appreciate the comment.
    2. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Hey buddy, all is good! Hope you are feeling well. I have more posters on the way!
    3. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Hey buddy, yes just waiting for them to arrive. No mail today, but will post them as soon as they arrive. Thanks for checking in, hope you are well.
    4. shell59, 9 years ago
      That is fascinating, so he didn't really cut heads off it was just a very good illusion? I was going to ask you if you know anything about a print that has HC below the signature? I think it means Hors Commerce but I am not clear on exactly what it means.
    5. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Hi Shell59, yes this is a poster depicting Benevol's Decapitation illusion or magic trick. I am glad you enjoy it and thank you for the comment.

      It is hard to say what the HC on your print or poster means for sure without seeing it but HORS D' COMMERCE is a French term that means "before business". Originally Hors Commerce prints were used as the color key and printing guide for the printer to insure consistency of the run. In modern serigraphy that are usually used to extend the numbering of the run. The letters HC can be used either with or without a number that denotes how many were run. EXAMPLE HC OR HC 1/100 OR HC I/C. I hope this helps answer your question.
    6. pops52 pops52, 9 years ago
      Great poster!
    7. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Thanks pops52, Glad you enjoy it.

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