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.