Portrait of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim

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Title

Portrait of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim

Subject

Phrenology
Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863 (artist)
Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832

Description

Produced just after his sudden death, this portrait of Spurzheim holding a symbolical head is said to be one of the best productions from the studio of Boston painter Alvan Fisher. Dr. J. Mason Warren, the son of John Collins Warren, purchased the portrait in 1863.

Abstract

Portrait of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim holding a symbolical head

Creator

Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863

Date Created

1833

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard University Portrait Collection, H359

Format

image

Extent

1 painting

Medium

oil on canvas

Type

still image

Identifier

Object Number: H359

Provenance

Gift of Dr. J. Collins Warren to the Warren Anatomical Museum through Dr. Harvey Cushing, 1927

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

91.6 x 66.6 cm

Files

spurzheimport.jpg

Citation

Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863, “Portrait of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6161.

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