Lavater Essays On Physiognomy

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Fuseli's drawings are rendered with distinction in the engravings of Thomas Holloway, and in one instance, Gillray (see Ray, The illustrator and the book in England, 20).Lavater (1741-1801) was a German poet, mystical writer and physiognomist.

Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2007-0002Q William Blake (1757-1827) engraved four plates for the English edition of by Johann Caspar Lavater as well as a portrait of Lavater commissioned by Joseph Johnson.

Democritus” beginning on page 159 with the text: “Here is a Democritus after Rubens, Painted from fancy.

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Neither is he the declared enemy of sensuality and carnal pleasure.’ No; this is not the Democritus before us: it is the image of Democritus the Laugher, who ‘Ridebat, quoties a limine moverat unum / Protuleratque pedem,’ [Who grinn’d and grinn’d at every one he met].

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He is not the person whom the philosophers represent ‘as a vast and penetrating spirit, a creative genius capable of every thing, the author of new discoveries, and the improver of those already made.

This is not the man who had his eyes thrust or burnt out, as a security against the distraction of mind occasioned by external objects, that he might give himself wholly up to abstract speculations.


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