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Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Count Alessandro Cagliostro aka. Joseph Balsamo, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Count Alessandro Cagliostro aka. Joseph Balsamo, by George Stuart.

Either a genuine “seeker,” or the greatest con-artist of his time.

Count Alessandro Cagliostro (1743-1795) was an Italian adventurer and magician. He was implicated in the affair of the diamond necklace, imprisoned, acquitted, and banished. He was an international celebrity, an exponent of Masonic mysteries and a student of Mesmer and the art of hypnotism. He had a huge following.

Full length color image of Count Alessandro Cagliostro aka. Joseph Balsamo, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Count Alessandro Cagliostro aka. Joseph Balsamo, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Count Alessandro Cagliostro aka. Joseph Balsamo, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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