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Head of an angel. Drawing, c. 1791, after Raphael.

Raphael, 1483-1520.
Date
c. 1791

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In the text, Lavater writes that "this is no more the head of an angel than it is that of a man"; he goes on to criticise the parts of the face for being 'heterogeneous'. A note (probably written by Holloway) is printed beneath the text, which replies: "Mr Lavater generally charges glaring defects of this kind to the account of the copyist, but here he seems to have deviated from his usual mode. -Query, did he ever see the original, when he speaks with so much confidence of the inaccuracy of the painter?" Lettering is also inscribed on the print: "In order to the preserve the remarks of the author, it was necessary to copy the head in the French edition with all its imperfections"

Publication/Creation

[London], c. 1791.

Physical description

1 drawing : graphite

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29479i

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