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Passions of the soul and the anatomy of the human face : delineated in a series of twenty-four chalk engraved heads / by Henry Singleton, Esq. ; and engraved by Charles Knight.
London : Published by S. & J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place ..., 1815.
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Folio A 2022 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Engravings by George Townly Stubbs, after drawings by Henry Singleton and William Frederick Wells. See Ledgard.
Title, statement of responsibility, and imprint from the publisher's printed wrappers, as described by Ledgard.
"In 1815, the series of 24 engravings [originally issued by George Townley Stubbs in 1800] was republished by the firm of S. & J. Fuller ... The engravings were reissued singly in black and white or in numbers, forming the same groups as before but with the male écorché heads placed last. Those issued in numbers were presented trimmed of the artists' names and the publication line, printed in color, and attached to thick brown paper with the titles cut out and pasted below."--Ledgard.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 188
Ledgard, Annabel. "Mr. Stubbs' Views of the Passions." The Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 1 (March-April 1985), pages 1-4.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Printed in color. Bound in quarter calf and marbled boards. Lacks publisher's original printed wrappers.
The first 20 plates are studies of female expression. The last four of men (in écorché, from models made by George Stubbs).
Subject Terms:
Facial expression.
Stipple engravings.
Stubbs, George Townly, -1815?, engraver.
Singleton, Henry, 1766-1839, illustrator.
Wells, William Frederick, 1762-1836, illustrator.
Stubbs, George, 1724-1806.
S. and J. Fuller, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Admiration
  • Attention
  • Compassion
  • Maternal attention
  • Veneration
  • Meditation
  • Sympathy
  • Rapture
  • Solicitude
  • Pain
  • Pleasure
  • Contempt
  • Tranquility
  • Laughter
  • Crying
  • Terror or fright
  • Supplication
  • Reverie
  • Enquiry
  • Surprise
  • Tranquillity
  • Laughter
  • Crying
  • Terror or Fright.

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