See the real face of James Madison. A Photoshop reconstruction of John Henri Isaac Browere’s 1825 life mask of James Madison postcard in sepia tone.
About Life Masks:
Before photography, life masks were the best way to give us an exact likeness of their subject. Plaster would be applied to the head and sometimes upper torso to create a mold from which a life mask (cast bust) of the person would be created. In addition to being three-dimensional, the faithful transfer process of the life mask creation eliminated the “artistic license” and “sympathetic treatment” employed by many contemporary portrait artists. Thus, using life masks, I am able to complete a forensic/academic study of how the subjects most likely appeared using Adobe Photoshop to add flesh, hair, and other details.
James Madison said of his life mask, “Per request of Mr. Browere, busts of myself and of my wife, regarded as exact likenesses, have been executed by him in plaister, being casts made from the moulds formed on our persons, of which this certificate is given under my hand at Montpelier, 19, October, 1825.
J. I. Browere made life masks of many famous early Americans, Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Dolley Madison and James Madison to name a few.
About your Postcard:
Postcards are 4×6 premium matte.
Cards come as a single card, pack of 10, pack of 25, pack of 50 or single card mailed with stamp, signed and a written message from me.
Free Shipping. Prints and Postcards ship with 1-3 business day via USPS First Class Mail.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your item, we will completely refund your order.
Resellers and Gift Shops: Contact me for discounts, higher quantities or custom cards with your shop or business logo.