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Christ talking to two men who, according to Lavater, show physiognomic traits of 'sensuality'. Drawing, c. 1789, after H. Holbein.

  • Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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c. 1789
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28696i
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In the text Lavater criticises the rendering of Christ for exhibiting a weak forehead and a nose exhibiting a "dull and contracted spirit". The central face shows a "rage for projects, a want of wisdom, and sensuality; the third, a "high brutal sensibility"

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[London], c. 1789.

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1 drawing : pencil

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 28696i

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