Calf's head and brain sauce. a phrenological Lecture.
Lithograph, very scarce. Sheet 230 x 315mm, 9 x 12½".
A simian-looking phrenologist, his knobbly head marked with numbers, lectures to an informally grouped and stupid-looking audience. By his feet are busts of Shakespeare, Bacon, Scott & Waverley, all with distended crania. The satire is based on one by Henry Thomas Alken, son of Samuel Alken.
[Ref: 25890] £290.00