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Marie Antoinette wax head. This was done by Madam Taussaud and it was the start of her famous Wax Museum.

Marie Antoinette wax head, modelled by Marie Tussaud from a death mask she took of the decapitated queen. The execution of one of history's most unlucky royals marked the start of Madame Tussaud's famous Wax Museum.

The eerie death mask of valet Francois Courvoisier [who on May 5, 1840, murdered Lord William Russell], taken after his execution by hanging in 1840 and exhibited in Madame Tussaud’s ‘Chamber of Horrors’ well into the 20th century.

The eerie death mask of valet Francois Courvoisier [who on May murdered Lord William Russell], taken after his execution by hanging in 1840 and exhibited in Madame Tussaud’s ‘Chamber of Horrors’ well into the century.

Reconstruction: Death mask made by Madame Tussaud has been used to recreate the likeness of Maximilien de Robespierre

Reconstruction: Death mask made by Madame Tussaud has been used to recreate the likeness of Maximilien de Robespierre. Facial reconstruction experts create Robespierre from Madame Tussaud death mask sculpted after his beheading two centuries ago

Madame Tussaud molding a death mask of Queen Marie Antoinette after her execution in 1793.  Madame Tussaud "had the gruesome responsibility of making death masks from heads—frequently those of her friends—freshly severed by the guillotine."

Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to make death masks - Including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

The vision for LX 30- somewhat unrealistic. but shadows in the background. LS 31 front light as well.

The vision for LX somewhat unrealistic. but shadows in the background. LS 31 front light as well. --- I like the shadow imagery in this picture. Especially how one image is very focused and the rest are faded, creates an interesting effect.