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A creature undergoing physiognomic metamorphosis from a frog into an ideal head of Apollo. Coloured drawing by J.C. Lavater, 179-.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
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34716i
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Description

The creature has now metamorphosed through 10 stages of the full 24

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil, with watercolour ; image 8 x 6.6 cm

Creator/production credits

Baur (op. cit.) suggests that the design (which in its full version includes 24 stages), 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: 10

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 34716i

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