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Figure 42: Gaiety expressed by the ideas of lustfulness, cynicism, and lewdness.

Artist:
Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne (French, 1806–1875)
Artist:
Adrien Tournachon (French, 1825–1903)
Date:
1854–56, printed 1862
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image (Oval): 28.6 × 20.3 cm (11 1/4 × 8 in.) Sheet: 29.9 × 22.4 cm (11 3/4 × 8 13/16 in.) Mount: 40.2 × 28.4 cm (15 13/16 × 11 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Buddy Taub Foundation Gift, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach, Directors; Harris Brisbane Dick and William E. Dodge Funds; and W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.173.23
Not on view
Inscription: Printed on mount, recto TC above print: "ÉLECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE."; Signed in negative TR: "Fig. 42"; Printed on mount, recto BR below print: "DUCHENNE (de Boulogne), phot."; Dealer's number inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TR: "12438x".
[...] Charles Lennox Wright II; [...]; [Unidentified antique dealer, New York]; [Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, PA, 2010 and 2011]

Full image caption from the text: "To show the grossness and the cynicism of the expression of lust in the same individual to whom the transverse part of m. nasalis is very well developed. Combined electrical contraction of the transverse part of m. nasalis and m. zygomaticus major: gaiety expressed by the ideas of lustfulness, cynicism, and lewdness."
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