Tag Archives: The Courtauld Gallery

Spirit Drawings

IMG_1010 The Glory of the Lord // Georgiana Houghton // 4 January 1864 // watercolor & gouache on paper laid on board (with pen and ink inscription on the reverse)

Georgiana Houghton – Spirit Drawings is currently on view this summer at The Courtauld Gallery. Working in the 1860s, Georgiana Houghton painted intricate watercolor works as a means to communicate with her deceased sister. On the back of her paintings she would provide a detailed description of the work including the process, duration, and if she had a spirit guide such as Turner or Titian. A unique exhibition not to be missed!

IMG_1014 The Eye of the Lord // 1 September 1870 // watercolor & gouache on paper laid on board (with pen and ink inscription on the reverse)

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The Portrait of the Lord Jesus Christ // 8 December 1862 // watercolor & gouache on paper laid on board (with pen and ink inscription on the reverse)

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 The Eye of God // Georgiana Houghton // 25 September 1862 // watercolor & gouache on paper laid on board (with pen and ink inscription on the reverse)

The Seasons

IMG_1007The Seasons // Summer // Jasper Johns // 1987 // etching and aquatint

The newest acquisition to The Courtauld Gallery — The Seasons by Jasper Johns. The work consists of a series of nine prints depicting the seasons of fall, winter, spring and summer. However, these are not just images of the changing landscape—Johns includes his own shadow in each work, showing his presence in the passing of time.

IMG_1004The Seasons // Jasper Johns // 1990 // Etching