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Physiology fragments by Lavater-1775
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Physiology fragments by Lavater-1775

Author: Johann Rudolph Schellenberg
Year: 1775
Description: This hand colored etching by the Swiss artist Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806) appeared in<<Physiognomischen Fragmenten zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe>> (1775-1778), the best known work by the Swiss poet & physiogomist Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801). Lavater's two main sources were G. della Porta and Sir Thomas Brown. Lavater's physiognomic theories and the human/animal analogy had a profound impact on caricaturists, particularly Grandville and Daumier. The artist Schellenberg is also known for engraving illustrations after Chodowiecki in J.B. Basedow's Elementarwerk (1785) in which the rhino is thought to have been inspired by a lost drawing of J.E. Ridinger. The hippo & camel heads in this print are taken directly from Ridinger's Thierreich series (1768).
Plate (without number) in the Tafelband of Lavater, J.C., 1776. Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnisze und Menschenliebe. Zweyter Versuch. Leipzig und Winterthur, Weidmanns Erben und Reich
Location: Europe - Western Europe
Subject: Physiology
Species: Indian Rhino
File Size: 780,3 kb
Dimensions: 1525x1975 px
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