'The back view of the eye & the countenance in easy composure' James Mynde
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'The back view of the eye & the countenance in easy composure'
Illustration showing the muscles of the back of the eye and a face in relaxed composure. Image of the eyes- annotations- a-The optic nerve b-The musculus attollens c-The depressor d-The adductor e-The abductor f-The trochlearis g-The obliquus inferior The portrait illustrates the relaxed state of facial muscles; 'wherein no muscle can be said to have any particular action, and wherein every muscle in its respective place only conspires to form pleasing symmetry and proportion that appears thro' the whole.' Plate 2 from Human Physiognomy Explain'd: In the Crounian Lectures on Muscular Motion by James Parsons FRS (London, C. Davis, 1746). Inscribed: 'Tab .II. p.50. I. Ps MD. del. J.Mynde sc.'
Original: engraving. 1746
- Image reference: RS-10278
- The Royal Society
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