View a woman with an electrode held between her eyes to demonstrate the use of electrical current to cause facial muscles to contract and produce an expression of anger. The woman wears a loosely fitted dress and sits with her arms folded across her torso.


  • Title: Fig. 82
  • Creator: Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne, Adrien Alban Tournachon
  • Date Created: negative about 1856; print 1876
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 12 × 9 cm (4 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.874.5.2.85
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne (French, 1806 - 1875) and Adrien Alban Tournachon (French, 1825 - 1903)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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