Title, Essays on Physiognomy. Author, Johann Caspar Lavater. Edition, 3. Published, Original from, Harvard University. Digitized, Feb 2, Author: John Caspar Lavater; Category: Essays; Length: Pages; Year: Of the general objections made to physiognomy 73 Various objections to. Essays on physiognomy: tr. from the German of John Caspar Lavater, by Thomas Holcroft. Also one hundred physiognomical rules, taken from a posthumous.

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During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation.

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Additions on the temperaments Of the general objections made to physiognomy. More about the database. Additions to the nose mouth and chin.

Retrieved from ” https: At barely twenty-one years of age, Lavater greatly distinguished himself by denouncing, in conjunction with his friend Henry Fuseli the painter, an iniquitous magistrate, who was compelled to make restitution of his ill-gotten gains. Fssays ditto Second Letter to Count Thun. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat The Museum makes its collection database available to physiognomh used by scholars around the world. Johann Caspar Lavater No preview available – His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death.


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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy.

Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of New records, updates and images are added every week. On tbe harmony physiognommy moral and corporeal beauty. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Breitinger were amongst his teachers. Selected pages Page A word to princes and judges. Wikiquote has quotations related to: On the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna.

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Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. Outlines of eyes after Le Bran. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally a symbol of charity or Christ, may reinforce or clarfiy the type of love represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.


The fame of this book, which found admirers in France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. As a poetLavater published Christliche Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock. Use image Request new photography.

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