Historical Timeline of Physiognomics
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1316
1316 – that the figure represents Jehan Roy de France ; this provides us with perhaps the…been only two French kings named John, and because the first died in 1316…person’s identity. (6) Jehan Roy de France and the History of Portraiture Physiognomic
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1364

1364 – As testified by the French royal portrait tradition, large noses appear to have been a Valois physiognomic and genealogical peculiarity: “If the king possessed a long, prominent nose, as did Jean le Bon, who died in 1364, then the painter of the earliest effigy of a

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1447

1447 – These very features, however, support an attribution to Benozzo. whose association with Angélico 011 the Vatican and Orvieto frescoes is documented in 1447. There, as in the Madnnn,i, the artists’ hands are. nearly inextricable. with Benozzo’s distinguishable by

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1498

1498 – Leonardo finished in 1498, a year before the French entered Milan and ended the grandiose funerary projects of Ludovico il Moro. Painting illustrates one of the most highly intense emotional moments from the New Testament with an unprecedented physiognomic

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1506

1506 – For it is quite wrong to date the Roman grand style from the unearthing of the Laocoon in 1506. That event was an outward symptom of an inward, historical process; it marked the climax, not the birth, of the “Baroque aberration.” It was the revelation of something

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1543

1543 – In 1543, he was at Cambridge, as wo learn from the following description quoted by the biographer of Knox, 1 from a letter of Emery Tylney. “About the yeare of our Lord a thousand, five hundreth, forty and three, there was, in the uni- versity of Cambridge, one

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From Full text of “A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen. With a …Related web pages
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1554

1554 – Philip II and Mor became acquainted during the prince’s visit to the Netherlands in the early 1550s. In 1554, when Philip went to London for his marriage to Mary Tudor, he brought Mor to paint the queen’s portrait, a representative work that reveals the

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From Queen Mary Tudor of England by MOR VAN DASHORST, AnthonisRelated web pages
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1556

1556 – He was a French scholar whose book entitled “Chiromance et Physiognomic per le regard Das Members de L’Homme was written in 1556 AD. Joanis Taisnier He wrote a book in the 16th century entitled ‘Popus Mathematicus’ wherein various calculation tables were

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1557

Jan 1557 – Pontormo died of dropsy on the and of January 1557, mortified at the ill success of his frescoes in S. Lorenzo; he was buried below his work in the Servi.

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From Jacopo Da Pontormo – LoveToKnow 1911Related web pages
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1569

1569 – He wrote another book, ‘La vita solitaria’, appeared in 1569. He might have been dead when this book was first printed, because the dedication to Prince Ottavio Farnese is signed by Cristoforo De Canale. This book is an early treatise on physiognomic, written in

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From viaLibri ~ Rare Books from 1552Related web pages
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1586

1586 – Velázquez gave Aesop’s face the fleshy features of the human “ox-head type” described in the physiognomical doctrines of della Porta, published in 1586, which calls Aesop’s animal fables to mind.

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1594

1594 – He may have come from a family that had close connections with Verneuil; according to Rousseau, he may have been the Nicolas Lagneau born there in 1594. This Lagneau was not a professional artist. However, the large number of physiognomic drawings attributed to

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From Lagneau, NicolasRelated web pages
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1597

1597 – In 1597, another Elizabethan Act:4 An Acte for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdie Beggers, increased the punishments for what we should now call ‘mediumship.’ For instance, it applied to ‘All idle persons going about in any countrey either begging or

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From Fifty Years of Psychical ResearchRelated web pages
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1613

1613 – Already in 1613, when the Linceans were still deeply and, for the most part, unquestioningly committed to picture making, Cesi wrote to Stelluti and asked him to try to procure all one hundred or so plates of Della Porta’s treatise on physiognomics.8 This he did

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From The Eye of the LynxRelated web pages
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1623

1623 – Having observed his physiognomic; I saw he was flegmatique, had black hair, red eyes, great eye brows, the mouth sufficiently rising up, great teeth, a fat neck, and all the body full enough; my question being made the IB day of March, at 7 of the clock in the morning

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From The familiar astrologer, by RaphaelRelated web pages
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1634

1634 – The Louvre panel emerged from the shadows in 1634, when the antiquarian Jacques de Bie published an engraved copy of it as part of a series of “vrais portraits” of the kings of France (Fig. 4). (30) Beyond its importance as the first reproduction of the panel

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1640

1640 – Wenceslaus Hollar appears to have been the first artist commissioned to reproduce a likeness of the archbishop, with his initial etching of the Van Dyck portrait being issued in 1640 (Fig. 2). 30 Hollar’s etching, a reversed copy lacking the column and textured

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From Cambridge Journals Online – CUP Full-Text PageRelated web pages
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1653
1653 – The most curious of these treatises is a thin quarto, ” by Richard Sanders, Student in the Divine and Celestial Sciences,” published in London in 1653, dedicated to Elias Ashmole, and prefaced by recommendations in prose and verse, by William Lilly and others.
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1667

1667 – Moreover, the way in which they were to be used sounds remarkably like the doctrine of physiognomic proportions, drawn from antique prototypes, that Le Brun was to propound in 1667 in his lecture on Poussin’s Israelites Gathering the Manna.25 In any case, while

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From The Expression of the PassionsRelated web pages
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1668

1668 – Another indication of the preoccupation with making expression legible (and teachable to artists) were Charles Le Brun’s efforts to designate definitive physiognomic characterizations of emotional states in the series of drawings of the passions that he used to

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From Propaganda and the Jesuit BaroqueRelated web pages
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1669

1669 – In his final self-portrait, executed in 1669 (Cologne), Rembrandt appears stricken by age, stooping, in a state of melancholic mirth. This reverts to the subject of his early physiognomic studies; and yet here, for the first time, Rembrandt’s imagined role appears

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From History of Art: Baroque and Rococo – Rembrandt van RijnRelated web pages
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1687

1687 – (Fig. 53) A little more than a hundred years later, in 1687, the famous physiognomic work of the French painter Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), Conference sur 1’expression generale et particuliere des passions (Study of the general and particular expression of

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From About FaceRelated web pages
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