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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    MADAME TUSSAUD & SON'S EXHIBITION, 1834

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MADAME TUSSAUD & SON'S EXHIBITION, 1834
    printed in black on white cotton-23in. x 24in. (58cm. x 60cm.)


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    Marie Tussaud (17611850) was born Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling, and who taught her the art of wax modelling. She established her first permanent exhibition on Baker Street in London in 1835 (on the "Baker Street Bazaar").
    The museum moved to its current location on Marylebone Road in 1884. In 1925 a fire destroyed many of the figures, but the moulds survived, allowing the historical waxworks to be remade.

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    Exhibited

    The Guildhall, London