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  • A woman, the physiognomy of whom expresses attention excited by desire. Drawing, c. 1794.
  • Phrenological diagrams of the skull and brain, with three portraits: Laurence Sterne, a mathematician, and Shakespeare; exemplifying the faculties of wit, number and imagination respectively. Engraving by H. Sawyer after W. Byam, 1818.
  • Head of a boy. Drawing, c. 1794.
  • Head of John the Baptist as a youth. Drawing, c. 1791, after Raphael.
  • Guido Reni: portrait. Drawing, c. 1793.
  • A woman's head, expressive of sublime compassion. Drawing, c. 1791, after Raphael.
  • Outlines of faces: the left-hand pair expressing good judgment, the right-hand pair weakness of mind. Drawing, c. 1789.
  • The head of Hercules. Drawing, c. 1792.
  • Right profile of a boy exemplifying ancient Greek male beauty. Drawing, c. 1791.
  • A woman surgeon and her assistant cupping a patient. Oil painting after Cornelis Dusart.
  • Thirteen physiognomies. Drawing, c. 1789.
  • An eye; according to Lavater, belonging to a promising young man. Drawing, c. 1794.
  • Phrenological properties of drawing: colour, form, space, order. Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1826.
  • Profile of a benign looking woman exemplifying Lavater's principle of the homogeneity of the face. Drawing, c. 1791.
  • Female and male hands (above and below respectively). Drawing after H. Fuseli, c. 1793.
  • A country pedlar selling medicines from a basket. Etching by T. Kitchin after D. Teniers the younger.
  • Nine mouths. Drawing, c. 1793.
  • Twenty-four grotesque heads. Process print after L. Da Vinci.
  • Heads of leopards, lions, and a sheep. Drawing, c. 1789.
  • An opinionated child ignores his parents; representing the faculty of obstinacy in phrenology. Steel engraving, 1847, after H. Bruyères.
  • Child's head with large temporal lobes and depressed frontal lobe. Drawing, c. 1900.
  • A man whose face expresses, according to Lavater, a great capacity for discernment. Drawing, c. 1794.
  • Judas Iscariot. Drawing, c. 1789, after H. Holbein.
  • Sixteen portraits of classical poets and thinkers. Drawing, c. 1789.
  • Desiderius Erasmus: portrait in profile. Drawing, c. 1795, after H. Holbein.
  • A woman expressing attention, desire and hope. Drawing, c. 1788, after Raphael.
  • Progression of a man through the ages of fifty to a hundred. Engraving, c. 1794.
  • A character dressed eccentrically, holding an umbrella and walking on raised shoes. Etching.
  • Theodora de Verdion, an eccentric teacher of languages, a book seller and collector of medals. Engraving, 1803.
  • Mercier, an architect. Drawing, c. 1793, after J. Morin.