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Franz Joseph Gall measuring the head of a bald, elegantly dressed old lady; her pet poodle is entwined in her wig on a chair. Coloured aquatint by F.C. Hunt after E.F. Lambert.

E.F. Lambert

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Lettering continues: 'Old maid. "Doctor S. when you have examined all my bumps, I'll trouble you to explain the faculties, sympathies & propensities of my dear poodle Pomey." Doctor S. "Miss Strangeways! I can distinctly enumerate thro' the aid of my patent skullometer, that your cranian contains 16,542£ mental faculties, which I shall by my scale of individuality describe on a future occasion; as for your poodle Pompey his prominent bumps are uxoriousness and philoprogenitiveness!!!' Although in the lettering the doctor's initial is S implying that he is Spurzheim, his physical appearance is more like that of Gall

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Rare specimens of comparative craniology. An old maid's skull phrenologised. ... Drawn by E.F. Lambert. Engd. by F.C. Hunt.

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Franz Joseph Gall measuring the head of a bald, elegantly dressed old lady; her pet poodle is entwined in her wig on a chair. Coloured aquatint by F.C. Hunt after E.F. Lambert. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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