Phrenological chart with portraits of historical figures and illustrations of skulls exhibiting racial characteristics. Lithograph by G. E. Madeley, authored by C. Donovan, c. 1850.
- c. 1850
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Three perspectives of skulls in centre showing phrenological classifications of the faculties of the brain. Three busts at top, left to right: Johann Christoph Spurzheim, Franz Joseph Gall and George Combe. Portraits, from top left downwards, then top right downwards: "Scott. Napoleon. Lord Bacon. Byron. Franklin. Shakspeare". Skulls from middle left anti-clockwise: "Caucasian. Mongolian. Negro. Cat. Ouran-outang. Idiot. Baboon. Dog. New Hollander. India. Carib."
- Heredity, Human
- Mental illness
- Characters and characteristics
- Human behaviorAnimal models
- People with mental disabilities
- Byron, George Gordon, Baron Byron, 1788-1824.
- Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
- Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
- Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
- Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
- Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
- Gall, F. J. (Franz Joseph), 1758-1828
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