LAVATER ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY PDF

Front Cover. Johann Caspar Lavater. . Essays on Physiognomy: Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind · Johann Caspar Lavater. Johann Kaspar (or Caspar) Lavater was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian. Contents. 1 Early life; 2. Results 1 – 17 of 17 Essays on Physiognomy; by J.C. Lavater and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a goddess, deep in study, taking notes in front of a tablet of heads held by a female figure wearing a three-tiered crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.

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The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally physipgnomy 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’.

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Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. Collection online Essays on Physiognomy. Object type print book-illustration Museum numberLarge image Recto Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a goddess, deep in study, taking notes in front of a tablet of heads held by a female figure wearing a three-tiered crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.

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