Pearl Magician
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 11x14 in

  • It is an illusionist's old trick – surprise the audience by making their belongings disappear and then reappear with the wave of a hand.
  • One such instance is depicted in The Conjurer by Hieronymus Bosch.
  • See also Magician's Secret.

The pearl magician performs the same trick repeatedly. A sparkling pearl taken out of the dark depths of the ocean and shown to the world is like the moon that disappears into the darkness at dawn and reappears again in the sky at dusk.