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Twelve stages in the sequence from the head of a primitive man to the head of the Apollo Belvedere. Coloured etchings by Christian von Mechel after Lavater, 1797.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
Date
1797
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47556i
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Publication/Creation

Executé et publié à Basle : Chr: von Mechel, 1797.

Physical description

1 print : etching and aquatint, with watercolour ; image 36.6 x 22.5 cm

Lettering

Gradation de la tête de grenouille jusqu'au profil d'Apollon. Executé ... par Chr: de Mechel en 1797 d'après les idées du célèbre Lavater.

Notes

Accompanied by another print (this catalogue number 47555i), which initiates the series by showing twelve stages from the frog (1) to primitive man (12)

References note

Stephen Feeke and Jon Wood, Against nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture, Leeds: Henry Moore Institute, 2008, reproduced (unnumbered page)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 47556i

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  • French


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