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Mask of Caracalla. Antique, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Subject:
Caracalla
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 80
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.
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
AECI 02860062
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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