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'Illustrations of Bumpology', 1805-1830.

'Illustrations of Bumpology', 1805-1830.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Print lampooning phrenology and the phrenologist and physicist Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) who proposed that the contours of the skull followed the brain's shape, with each region responsible for an aspect of personality or behaviour. Caricatures in a group of six vignette scenes illustrate various faculties defined by Gall.

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