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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:
The Mystagogue

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

Link for more info and booking.

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