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An ideal head, yet according to Lavater, destitute of character. Drawing, c. 1792.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
Date
ca. 1792
Reference
30010i
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Appears in the book in a chapter on the four temperaments

Lavater writes that "on first look, this figure suggests the idea of a head of St John, but examine it closely, and it sinks into the mere mask of a beautiful countenance, unmeaning to the last degree"

Publication/Creation

[London], ca. 1792.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30010i

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