Four Designs of Upper Parts of Faces, Expressing Different Characters

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Design for a plate to J. C. Lavater’s, ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, translated by Henry Hunter, London, 1789–1798, vol.I, facing p.388. Lavater analyses each face, from left to right: One is ‘above the common, replete with candour and dignity’. ‘The character of greatness in two approaches the sublime’. ‘Three is inferior to one, but not absolutely destitute of merit’. ‘Four unites great talents to much firmness and vivacity’.

Wellcome Collection

London

Title

Four Designs of Upper Parts of Faces, Expressing Different Characters

Date

c.1793

Medium

pencil on paper (?)

Measurements

H 7 x W 16.4 cm

Accession number

31394i

Acquisition method

presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome

Work type

Drawing

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