Lavater. European Magazine.
Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill Feb.y 4. 1789.
Engraving. 171 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) was a Swiss poet and physiognomist. He was ordained and took Holy Orders in 1769 which he used to try and convert other intellectuals to Christianity, which backfired. His most prominent work, which kept his name alive, was "Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778). Goethe fell out with Lavater in 1774 accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy.
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