Skull of a prostitute
Lithograph and text on board, Bernard Hollander after Joseph Vimont, early 20th century
Removed by the revivalist phrenologist Bernard Hollander from
Joseph Vimont's 'Traité de Phrenologie Humaine et Comparée' (1832),
this illustration is intended to demonstrate the theory that good
or bad character can be related to the shape and size of the skull.
This particular skull is thought to have been from the collection
of Franz Joseph Gall, the founder of modern phrenology, and is
referred to in Gall's 'The Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous
System in General, and of the Brain in Particular' (1819).