James Joseph Jacques Tissot

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Tissot, James Joseph Jacques (1836-1902)

Well-known French painter of the life of Christ, chiefly remembered in Spiritualism for his mezzotint "Apparition Medianimique," which portrayed his impressions of a materialization séance in 1885 with the medium William Eglinton. He saw the apparition of his departed fiancée accompanied by "Ernest," the guide of the medium. The painting was acquired by the London Spiritualist Alliance.