BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Pictures

A woman in a state of attention without interest. Drawing, c. 1789.

Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
Date
c. 1789

Available online

view A woman in a state of attention without interest. Drawing, c. 1789.

License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: A woman in a state of attention without interest. Drawing, c. 1789. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

In the text, the plate is entitled "Attention without (real) interest". Lavater comments that "the English artist thought it necessary to improve upon the original of the print in point of drawing and effect, but has preserved the character in order to support the author's remarks. The under-chin he thought himself at liberty to correct, as it has little to do with the general expression". However, Lavater also criticises the unnamed English artist's rendering of the under-chin: "a clumsy caricature of a beautiful chin"

Publication/Creation

[London], c. 1789.

Physical description

1 drawing : graphite

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29023i

Type/Technique



Where to find it


Permanent link


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.