Desiderius Erasmus. Drawing, c. 1792, after H. Holbein.

  • Holbein, Hans, 1497?-1543.
Date:
c. 1792
Reference:
30986i
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Desiderius Erasmus. Drawing, c. 1792, after H. Holbein. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Description

Lavater writes: "That eye half shut, the hollow above it, its shape and the smallness of its globe, that circumcised [italics] nose, if I may venture to use the expression - will ever be the eye and nose of a man of singular ability in concerting plans, at least of a man given to meditation"

Publication/Creation

[London], c. 1792.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil, with wash

Lettering

Erasmus

Notes

Published engraving is contained in an extended section on Erasmus (with reference to his nose), along with engravings after other drawings in the Wellcome Library

Reference

Wellcome Collection 30986i

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