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, ca. 1823.
- Lambert, E. F., active ca. 1825
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Although in the lettering the doctor's initial is S implying that he is Spurzheim, his physical appearance is more like that of Gall
Gall reached the height of his popularity during a tour of Germany in 1805. In 1807, he set up practice as a medical practitioner in Paris. He did not visit London until 1823 but his reception did not go as well as he expected and he soon abandoned plans. It is likely that this print dates to this time
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