Title Four eyes. Drawing, c. 1794.
Imprint [London] : [publisher not identified], c. 1794.


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Physical description 1 drawing : pencil
Note Design for plate to J.C. Lavater, Essays on physiognomy, trans. Henry Hunter, London 1789-1798, vol. III.ii., facing p. 350
Thomas Holloway (1748-1827) supervised the artwork for the English version of the book. This included re-engraving many of the works from the original German and French publications. This series of designs (frame nos. 9326T-9551) are mostly preparations for the English version
Lettering note Numbered 1-4
Summary Lettering from top left to right, bottom left to right. Lavater analyses each eye. Briefly, (1) "shows force, candour and goodness", in (2) "the upper part is more expressive than the under"; (3) reveals "an energetic fool"; (4) "loves, believes, hopes and suffers: he has the power of concentrating different faculties toward one and the same point"
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 30828i
Author, etc. Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827.
Topic-LCSH Physiognomy.
Characters and characteristics.
Eye.
Genre/Technique Pencil works.
Copy photo no. V 9239
System no. .b11886675
Record no. 30828i