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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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. This article needs additional citations for verification. Views Read Edit View history.

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Johann Kaspar Lavater

Of the congeniality of the human form. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a no, 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. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

This site uses cookies. On the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johann Physiognony Lavater.

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Object type print book-illustration Museum numberAdditionList of remarkable countenances. Observations on the newborn the dying and the dead. The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. On ditto Second Letter to Count Thun.

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On the Lines of Animality. Selected pages Page On freedom and necessity. Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation.

Collection online Essays on Physiognomy. On tbe harmony of moral and lavatee beauty.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Find out more x. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.


Lineaments of the cheeks. His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well.

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Of the skulls of children. His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death.

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. Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy.

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