held on the 24th November
our South Kensington galleries, in London.
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Gargantua The Great
A very rare,
original, hand painted, canvas, circus sideshow banner: titled
the World's Most Terrifying Creature, advertising the
'Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus' attraction of a
lowland gorilla, with a crude depiction of 'Gargantua the Great'
in a fashionable 'King Kong' 'Beauty and the Beast' pose,
Downie Bros. inc. Show Tent Builders,... Los Angeles
stencilled to the reverse, leather tabs and metal rings to sides
and corners - 70x135in. (177x342cm); accompanied by a
letter from the owner concerning its provenance.
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