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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Additions on the temperaments Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects. Selected pages Page Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress.
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About the database The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. On the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna. Of the difficulties of physiognomy. Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June More about supporters and how you can help.
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 love represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. Of the skulls of children.
Lineaments of the cheeks. Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed. More about the database. 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 physiignomy his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater.
For the surname, see Lavater surname. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit physiognkmy vols.
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The effects of the imagination on the human form. Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder.
Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. Collection online Essays on Physiognomy. During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity.
A word to princes and judges. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Observations on the newborn the dying and the dead.
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On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johann Kaspar Lavater. On tbe harmony of moral and corporeal beauty. Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue.
At barely twenty-one years of age, Lavater greatly distinguished himself by denouncing, in conjunction with his friend Henry Fuseli the painter, an iniquitous magistrate, who was compelled to make restitution of his ill-gotten gains. Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation.
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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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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. On freedom and necessity.
Of the disadvantages of 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 laavter 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.
Breitinger were amongst his teachers.