Self-portrait of Petrus Camper, Petrus Camper, 1777

Self-portrait of Petrus Camper, Petrus Camper, 1777

gips, verguld hout, h 39.6cm. More details

Petrus Camper was an internationally renowned physician with a profound interest in the theory and practice of art. He published on a broad range of subjects, including orangutans, inguinal hernias, megaliths, the cattle plague and the croaking of frogs. After holding a professorship at Franeker (in Friesland), he settled in Amsterdam, where he became a patron of the Drawing Academy and lectured at the Felix Meritis Society.

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