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Five profiles exhibited for their noses. Drawing, c. 1794.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
Date
ca. 1794
Reference
30947i
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In the published text Lavater makes a comparison between the top three profiles as to their virtues. The bottom two, however, "approach to folly"; wherever an arch of the nose is exaggerated or lengthened, there can be found mental derangement

Publication/Creation

[London], ca. 1794.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30947i

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