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Twelve sketches of eyes. Drawing, c. 1793.

ca. 1793
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Connected with preparatory drawings for the English translation of J.C. Lavater's Essays on physiognomy, trans. H. Hunter, London: 1789-1798. This design has not been recognised among the published engravings

Thomas Holloway (1748-1827) supervised the artwork for the English version of the book. This included re-engraving many of the works from the original German and French publications. This series of designs (frame nos. 9326T-9551) are mostly preparations for the English version

The six unshaded eyes are bisected by lines


[London], ca. 1793.

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1 drawing : sanguine pencil


Wellcome Library no. 31765i

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