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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Etienne-Gaspard Robert (1764-1837) division 8 Pere-Lachaise

Better known by his stage name Etienne Robertson, was a Belgian stage magician and early exploiter of the "phantasmagoria." A professor of physics in his native Liege, in 1784, he gave an exhibition of an improved magic lantern, the phantasmagoria. He was also a serious balloonist.


Bas-reliefs by Hardouin:





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