Reference numberPT/17/3/3
TitlePlate, woman posed for portrait facing right and left by unknown artist
DescriptionInk drawing of a woman posed for a portrait. A flap showing the woman facing right is overlaid on a portrait of the same woman facing left. A window is cut out around the eyes of the woman on the flap to reveal the eyes of the portrait underneath, illustrating that the eyes appear the same regardless of the direction the woman faces. This illustration was not published as part of the paper.

Subject: Physiology

Wollaston's paper was published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the apparent direction of eyes in a portrait'.

Read 27 May 1824.
Extent2p [note that this extent reflects the number of images required for digitisation]
Physical descriptionInk drawing on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0236
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1824.0016
Related records in the cataloguePT/17/3
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8298Wollaston; William Hyde (1766 - 1828); chemist, physicist and physiologist1766 - 1828
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