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A woman covers her nudity; but in vain, because her facial features, marked with numbered dots, allow us to interpret the hidden contours and shapes of her body (according a method attributed to Lavater). Coloured lithograph.

Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
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Paris (12, rue de Seine) : V. Prouté (Paris, 3 r. Suger : Monrocq. imp.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 41.8 x 29.5 cm

Lettering

Les indiscrétions de Lavater, etude inédite par ce Professeur célèbre; lithographiée d'après le dessin original de Lavater, qui nous a été communiqué par Mr. Schwitzer, son neveu et son exécuteur testamentaire ...

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Lettering continues: "Les recherches anatomiques & physiologiques de Lavater ont démontré que les signes de naissance qui se voyent sur le visage sont toujours répétés sur une partie du corps déterminée. Ainsi, en examinant la place qu'occupe un des 20 signes marqués sur cette figure, en consultant ensuite la table ci dessous on saura positivement sur quelle partie du corps ce signe est répété, et l'on pourra affirmer que telle dame qui a sur la figure de naissance, doit avoir le même signe au bras, au sein &a." There follows a key to the dots on the woman's face, mentioning 20 parts and areas of the human body, including (no. 19) "Près de la ..."

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Wellcome Library no. 32230i

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