A plaster cast taken of a dead person’s face, used to make a mask or model.
- Images of his deathbed and casts of his death mask consequently circulated widely throughout the country and beyond.
- Dominating the display, the death mask of Johnson's head and shoulders shows the facial distortion caused by his own final series of strokes.
- The image rivets through its drama and detail; the features of Henri IV ring true in their resemblance to his portraits and death mask.
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