by Samuel Joseph
bronze cast of death-mask, 1958 (1837)
10 in. (254 mm) high
Given by President and Council of the Royal Academy, 1958
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Sitterback to top
- John Constable (1776-1837), Landscape painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This bronze cast is Constable's death-mask. The practice has ancient origins and stems from man's desire to preserve the soul by preserving the facial features of the dead.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 141
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 128