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Artist or CreatorW.K. Haselden
Title or CaptionThe art of reforming our faces. [caption on reverse]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date28 Mar 1927
Size31.5 x 39cm
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcriptIf the art of face reforming is perfected and becomes general, we shall not know -
- Brown from Robinson
Had the art been practised in by gone days, what a different version of Beethoven's face might have come down to us
Napoleon's smouldering thoughtfulness could have been completely obliterated
Abraham Lincoln's rigged features would have been very much snmoothed out.
Thackeray's nose would have been lengthened, and the charming pugnacity taken out of his likable countenance.
It is certain that very few people are satisfied with their allotted faces - you, Sir, whose features are perfectly straight, probably think you would like them to be curly!
Person DepictedThackeray; William Makepeace (1811-1863)
Lincoln; Abraham (1809-1865)
Napoleon I (1769-1821); Emperor of the French
Beethoven; Ludwig van (1770-1827)
SubjectsHistorical periods and persons
Copyright contact details22nd Floor One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP 020 7293 3700
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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