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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

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

References note

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

Lettering note

Bears number in Lavater's hand: 6


Wellcome Library no. 34714i


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