It was of this mask that Nathaniel Hawthorne said, in his "Italian Notes:" "I should like to know what it was in this abominable emperor that made him insist upon having his actual likeness perpetrated, with all the ugliness of its animal and moral character. I rather respect him for it, and still more the sculptor, whose hand, methinks, must have trembled as he wrought the bust." [P. 12.]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.