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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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects. His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany.

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Large 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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His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death. Use image Request new photography. Additions to the nose mouth and chin. The effects of the imagination on the human form.

Of the difficulties of physiognomy. This site uses cookies. 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. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. AdditionList of remarkable countenances. The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. For the surname, see Lavater surname. Collection sssays Essays on Physiognomy.

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 puysiognomy 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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Essays on Physiognomy

On the Lines of Animality. Of the general objections made to physiognomy.

Breitinger were amongst his teachers. Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder.

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Signs of bodily ewsays and weakness. On the lavvater of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna. His writings on ,avater were widely popular as well.

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally a symbol of charity or Christ, may reinforce or clarfiy the type of edsays represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.

More about the database. Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism. In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. Extracts from authors with remarks.