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In a crowded salon, a wigmaker fits wigs according to occupation; representing the character stereotyping of Gall's phrenology. Coloured etching by J.E. Marcus after J. Smies, c. 1810.

Smies, Jacob, 1764-1833.
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Credit: In a crowded salon, a wigmaker fits wigs according to occupation; representing the character stereotyping of Gall's phrenology. Coloured etching by J.E. Marcus after J. Smies, c. 1810. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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In one version of the print, the wigs are labelled from left to right: Royale, Municipale, Juridicale, Pastorale, Medicinale, Chirurgicale. Holläd

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; border 16.2 x 21.5 cm

Publications note

For further information see: Eugen Holländer, Die Karikatur and Satire in der Medizin, Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1921, p. 338

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17678i

Lettering note

Lettering on sheet of paper on table: Verhandeling over de Parduyk Organe a la Gall. [On box in bottom-right corner:] Hier snydmen ... het ... naa...

Reproduction note

Holländer reports the original title as: Luft tot onderzoek

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