Madame Récamier Mask - Item #308
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
12 Inches High x 6 Inches Wide x 5 Inches Deep
Mask from Item #233. Considered a masterpiece of Joseph Chinard's (1756-1813) portrait sculptures, the artist clearly captures the acclaimed beauty of his sitter. Chinard likely sculpted the clay model in 1801 or 1802 when he visited the Récamier family in Paris. He later carved it in marble, and there are also versions in plaster, bronze, and terracotta. The marble bust is today in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, but originally it was given by Chinard to Juliette Récamier herself. Juliette Récamier (1777-1849) is famous for her salon that attracted political and literary figures during Napoleon's rise after the French Revolution.
Artist: Joseph Chinard
Museum: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
Time Period: Neoclassical, after 1801
"Bust of Madame Récamier." RISD Museum, https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/bust-madame-recamier-37201.
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Madame de Récamier." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Madame-de-Recamier.
"Joseph Chinard." National Gallery of Art, https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.6718.html.
"Juliette Récamier." Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, http://www.mba-lyon.fr/mba/sections/languages/english/collections/masterpieces/pieces1476/juliette_recamier/.