WASHINGTON LIFE MASK
ORIGINALY IN 1785
the First President of the United States of America. George Washington
was selected for this office because he symbolized qualities of diiscepline,
aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy and persistence in adversity .
cast for this was taken in 1785 by Jean Antoine
Houdon when washington was 53. Houdin stated
he " Had no idea of the majesty and grandure of Washingtons form and features
untill he studied him as a subject.".
returned to Mount Vernon afrter 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. Washingtons coments were, "I
am so hackneyed to the touches of painters' pencils that I am now altogether
at thir beck, and sit like patience on a monument, whilst they are deliniating
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 restored and enhanced to show more of the head and neck.
Also the Hair and eybrows have been recreated to create a very impresive
Now you can own
this wonderfull representation of our First President. It would be great
for your Home, Office, School, Public Building or Library.
WASHINGTON WAS THE FIRST AND LAST MAN ELECTED PRESIDENT WITHOUT TELLING
The mask is cast
in Ultra Cal the hardest Gypsum product available. then finished in Bronze
color , rubed with an antiquing overlay to bring out the detail and then
sealed to protect it. The mask measures 8 X 11 inches.
It comes with
the hardware to hang it.
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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