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Two heads of lions. Drawing, c. 1789.

c. 1789
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In applying the study of physiognomy to the animal world, Lavater asserts a "proportional difference of force and form. ... From the insect invisible to the naked eye, up to the elephant, is not the gradation of internal and external character perpetually in exact relation?" (vol. II.i. p. 99)


[London], c. 1789.

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1 drawing : graphite


Wellcome Library no. 31695i


One drawing in a group of drawings apparently prepared under the supervision of Thomas Holloway (1748-1827) for the English edition of J.C. Lavater, Essays on physiognomy, trans. Henry Hunter, London 1789-1798

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