The head of an animal, in the sixth stage of a physiognomic metamorphosis from a frog to an ideal head of Apollo. Coloured drawing by J.C. Lavater, 179-.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
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Physical description

1 drawing : pencil, with watercolour ; image 8.1 x 6.5 cm


Bears number in Lavater's hand: 6


One in seven works in this series in the Wellcome Library

References note

Otto Baur, Bestiarium humanum, Munich 1974, pp. 56-7


Wellcome Collection 34714i

Creator/production credits

Baur (op. cit.) suggests that the design, which is a reworking of a series of 12 frontal physiognomies in the 1778 publication of the 'Fragmente' is much influenced by Petrus Camper's similar designs made in the intervening years


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