Louis Renou
Magician Automaton

Louis Renou Workshop (France)
Shrinking Magician Automaton c. 1871-1922
Mixed media
19.5″ ht.
Kamm Collection 2010.39
Photo: David H. Ramsey

The workshop of Louis Renou made mechanical dolls (automatons). This magician performs with head and arm movements while music is played. The mechanism is wound with a key.