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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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Observations on the newborn the dying pavater the dead. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Portaand the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater. Outlines of eyes after Le Bran. More about the database.

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. A word to princes and judges.

Additions on the temperaments On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity. From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June Find out more x. This site uses cookies.


Essays on Physiognomy

His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols.

Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johann Kaspar Lavater. For the surname, see Lavater surname.

Retrieved from ” https: Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: The British Museum and British Museum Shop use cookies to ensure you have the best browsing experience, to improve functionality and to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. Of the congeniality of the human physiognommy. Please help essayss this article by adding citations to reliable sources. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

Of the skulls of children. Of the difficulties of physiognomy. On the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna.


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The effects of the imagination on the human form. On ditto Second Letter to Count Thun.

About the database The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Collection online Essays on Physiognomy. Six heads of horses.

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Of the general objections made to physiognomy. Johann Caspar Lavater No preview available – Of the difference of skulls as they relate to sex and particularly. The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars essajs the world. On freedom and necessity. Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism.