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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg II

Philip James de Loutherbourg RA, whose name is sometimes given in the French form of Philippe-Jacques, the German form of Philipp Jakob, or with the English-language epithet of the Younger, was a Franco-British painter who became known for his large naval works, his elaborate set designs for London theatres, and his invention of a mechanical theatre called the "Eidophusikon". He also had an interest in faith-healing and the occult and was a companion of the confidence-trickster Cagliostro. Read more from Wikipedia →

Works by this artist in other museums: the Art Institute of Chicago.