WASHINGTON SCULPTED BUST
ON THE LIFE MASK CAST IN 1785
President (1789-1797) the First President of the United States of America.
Washington was selected for this office because
he symbolized qualities of discepline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy
and persistence in adversity .
cast for this was taken in 1785 by Jean Antoine
Houdon when washington was 53. Houdon stated
he " Had no idea of the majesty and grandeurs of Washington's form and
features until he studied him as a subject.".
returned to Mount Vernon after the war, he was one of the most famous men
in the world. Being before photography many artists clamored to capture
his image which consumed much of his time. Washington's comments were,
"I am so hackneyed to the touches of painters' pencils that I am now altogether
at their beck, and sit like patience on a monument, whilst they are delineating
the lines of my face."
To save him time
in sitting Washington agreed to having this mask made. It has been good
fortunes of generations to have this important artifact as part of our
cast has been preserved in this work. Sculptor Erick
Erickson took this cast and set the head at
an upward and cocked angle. We are accustomed to seeing Washington , just
about every formal portrait of him is in this posture. Washington is on
the Dollar bill in this position as well. Washington's eyes are sculpted
with the vison of Independence. His wig is perfect and you can even see
the bow in his pony tail coming over his shoulder.
MASK IS SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST.
Now you can own this
wonderful and affordable Bust of our First President. It would be great
for your Home, Office, School, Public Building or Library.
piece is cast in USG's Tuf-Cal gypsum cement,
it is fiber filled
and has polymer additves to assure it will last forever.
It measures 11"
High X 11" Wide X 6.25" Deep.
It is aproximatly
11 pounds unpacked.
It is finished
in Bronze color
then rubbed with
an antiquing overlay to bring out the detail.
The piece is
then sealed with a clear coat to preserve the finish.
The Bust stands
freely on any flat surface, or it can be mounted on the wall the back is
flat. Each piece comes with hanging instructions and the screw.
This mask is one
of a LIMITED EDITION
signed and numbered
by me Erick Erickson the artist.
As a Bonus your
purchase comes with a signed and numbered
WASHINGTON WAS THE FIRST AND LAST MAN ELECTED President WITHOUT TELLING
To pay with a
check or money order
I Michael Barretta swear I will give you the best service.
I will help you every step of the way with your purchase.
I will ensure that your mask will be delivered fast in perfect condition.
You will absolutely love your mask or get all your money back.
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