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Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings

Courtauld Gallery, London

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Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) was a Spiritualist medium who, in the 1860s and 70s, produced an astonishing series of largely abstract watercolours. Detailed explanations on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including several Renaissance artists, as well as higher angelic beings. In 1871 Houghton rented a gallery in Bond Street and presented 155 of these works to an astonished London audience.

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The Eye of God

The Eye of God (c. 1862), Georgiana Houghton. Victorian Spiritualists’ Union Melbourne, Australia

Glory be to God

Glory be to God (c. 1868), Georgiana Houghton. Victorian Spiritualists’ Union Melbourne, Australia

The Portrait of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Portrait of the Lord Jesus Christ (1862), Georgiana Houghton. Victorian Spiritualists’ Union Melbourne, Australia

The Eye of the Lord

The Eye of the Lord (c. 1864), Georgiana Houghton. Victorian Spiritualists’ Union Melbourne, Australia

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