One of over 60 "Character Heads" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt;  sculpted between 1771 and 1783

One of over 60 "Character Heads" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; sculpted between 1771 and 1783

- Head of a Hypochondriac (Franz Xavier Messerschmidt)

- Head of a Hypochondriac (Franz Xavier Messerschmidt)

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (February 6, 1736 – August 19, 1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his "character heads", a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (February 6, 1736 – August 19, 1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his "character heads", a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.

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Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Canonical Grimaces: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783)  "Character Heads" Series, "Ein Erhängter", Belvedere, Austria.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) "Character Heads" Series, "Ein Erhängter", Belvedere, Austria.

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