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The Life Mask Face of James Madison – A Photoshop Restoration Part II

The Life Mask Face of James Madison – A Photoshop Restoration Part II

Examining James Madison’s True Likeness

This post is part III in the series of James Madison life mask posts. For more history, see What Did The Founding Fathers Look Like? – James Madison and The Life Mask Face of James Madison – A Photoshop Restoration.

In this post we now get to see a side profile of James Madison from his life mask. The life mask was cast in 1825 of Madison’s head and upper torso by John Henri Isaac Browere.
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Did J. I. Browere Almost Suffocate Thomas Jefferson?

Seeing The True Likeness of Thomas Jefferson.

Welcome to part II of my Photoshop reconstruction using the life mask of Thomas Jefferson by John Issac Henri Browere.

This post showcases a front-facing Photoshop reconstructed image of Thomas Jefferson as well as examining what really happened during the creation of Jefferson’s life mask.

The popular belief is that Thomas Jefferson almost suffocated during the creation of his life mask. Is this really true?
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The Life Mask Face of Thomas Jefferson – A Photoshop Restoration

The Life Mask Face of Thomas Jefferson – A Photoshop Restoration

What Did Thomas Jefferson Look Like?

In an era with no photography and so many variations among paintings, we are left scratching our heads. Now we can know. Using Adobe Photoshop, I’ve attempted to faithfully reproduce 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson as he might have looked in 1825 using his life mask. We can now see what Jefferson looked like, although no photographs of him exist.
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The Life Mask Face of James Madison – A Photoshop Restoration

The Life Mask Face of James Madison – A Photoshop Restoration

What did James Madison Look Like?

This post is part II and somewhat a repeat of What Did The Founding Fathers Look Like? – James Madison.  However, unlike my first post, I now have higher quality images to work with, thanks to the Fenimore Art Museum. I will be adding side views of Madison’s face to this post in the future.

No photographs of Madison exist, but we do have his life mask showing his exact likeness, wrinkles and all. I’m sure the War of 1812 attributed to quite a few of those wrinkles.
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What Did The Founding Fathers Look Like? – James Madison

The Real James Madison

With so many variations among paintings, one wonders just what did the Founding Fathers of the United States really look like. When creating my graphic novel about founding father and 4th president James Madison I wanted to have an accurate portrayal of Madison for my book. No photographs of Madison exist, but we do have his life mask showing his exact likeness.
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