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A woman engaged in reflection. Drawing, c. 1794, after N. Poussin.

  • Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Date
ca. 1794
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30224i
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In the text, Lavater describes "the reflecting veneration of a composed spirit, but with nothing profound". He cannot decide whether the figure is male or female. "That forehead, without cavities and without shades, can contain neither unusual penetration, nor extreme sensibility"

Publication/Creation

[London], ca. 1794.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil

Lettering note

Bears number: 8

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30224i

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