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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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