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Five biblical figures, showing special physiognomic characteristics. Drawing, c. 1791, after Raphael.

Raphael, 1483-1520.
Date
ca. 1791

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Lavater does not name the characters, as is the case for many of the illustrations in his book. However, he points out, for instance, that figure 2 (second from the left) is "too timid to be that of a Moses", thus implying that it was indeed intended to be Moses

Publication/Creation

[London], ca. 1791.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29566i

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