LE BRUN, Charles
(b. 1619, Paris, d. 1690, Paris)
Physiognomic Heads Inspired by a Weaselc. 1670
Pen and wash, 175 x 105 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Le Brun made a basic artistic study into "general expressions" and into the "expression of passions" in 1668, using physiognomic drawings as illustrations. The illustrations were reproduced in Academy publications.