Art and Sex Magick in 18thC London
Swedenborg House Illustrated Talk by Gillian McIver
June 1 I am giving a talk about James Philip de Loutherbourg, artist, scenographer, magician and faith healer.
Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg:
an illustrated talk
by Gillian McIver
Wednesday 1 June 2022, 6.30 – 8.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm) | Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | Free | Book in advance.
Painter, scenographer, mystic, alchemist – who was Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, and why was he written out of art hsitory? Gillian McIver’s talk will start with de Loutherbourg’s contested portrait of Swedenborg at Swedenborg House, and examine the artist and his associates, including Swedenborg, Cagliostro, Chevalier d’Éon, Gainsborough and others