Francesco Antommarchi / Death Mask of Napoleon / modeled 1821, cast 1833Francesco Antommarchi
Death Mask of Napoleon
modeled 1821, cast 1833

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Creator Name: Antommarchi, Francesco
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1780-1838
Creator Name-CRT: Francesco Antommarchi
Creator Name: Quesnel, E.
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Cast by
Creator Dates/Places: French; act. 1811-1847
Creator Name-CRT: E. Quesnel
Creator Name: Richard, Louis
Creator Dates/Places: French; Unknown
Creator Name-CRT: Louis Richard
Title: Death Mask of Napoleon
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1833
Creation End Date: 1833
Creation Date: modeled 1821, cast 1833
Creation Place: Europe,France,?le-de-France (region),Ville de Paris (department),Paris
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Bust/Head
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: 13 1/4 in (34.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Marks: Engraved inscrip. left neck truncation: Dr. F. Antommarchi; right neck truncation: FONDU/PAR RICHARD ET QUESNEL/A PARIS; seal cast separately and welded under neck truncation showing profile of Napoleon crowned with laurel wreath; inscribed around: NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.; inscribed under truncation: SOUSCRIPTION/DR. ANTOMMARCHI 1833
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1987.185
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Estate of E. Blake Blair
Subject Description: Death mask of Napoleon; mold for this mask was taken on the Emperor's deathbed by the attending Corsican physician
AMICA ID: AIC_.1987.185
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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