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 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. Facial reconstruction experts create Robespierre from Madame Tussaud death mask sculpted after his beheading two centuries ago
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 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.