John James Audubon (1785-1851) (after Robert Havell Jr.)

John James Audubon (1785-1851) (after Robert Havell Jr.)
Title
John James Audubon (1785-1851) (after Robert Havell Jr.)
Date 
ca. 1955
Medium 
Plaster with wire supports
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 20 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Life mask
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Donald Baird
Object Number 
1965.21
Marks 
label: typed on inside: "John James Audubon 1785-1851/ Life mask by Robert Havell, London, pre-1839. Molded and cast by Donald Baird from the original in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College"
Gallery Label 
May be related to plaster taken by famous phrenologist George Combe in Edinburgh with crisper lines, reproduced in Chalmers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group