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Thomas De Quincey: Kant's life was remarkable not so much for its incidents, as for the purity and philosophic dignity of its daily tenor, and of this the best impression will be obtained from Ehregott Andreas Wasianski’s account of his last years. We see him here struggling with the misery of decaying faculties, over all which the benignity and nobility of his mind are seen victoriously eminent to the last.

Thomas De Quincey: Kant's life was remarkable not so much for its incidents, as…

death mask - beethoven

Death mask of Ludwig Van Beethoven, musical genius. His life was difficult and he probably suffered from bipolar disorder. His death from pleurisy was long and painful. Never would he realize his impact on the modern world.

Thomas Paine - Retronaut - Life / Death Masks

Thomas Paine death mask (so inspiring he is one of my biggest heroes)

AARON BURR   The death-mask of Aaron Burr was made by an agent of Messrs. Fowler & Wells, who still possess the original cast. The features are shortened in a marked degree by the absence of the teeth. Mr. Fowler said that “in Burr destructiveness, combativeness, firmness, and self-esteem were large, and amativeness excessive.” It is a curious fact, now generally forgotten, that Burr and Hamilton resembled each other in face and figure in a very marked degree, although Burr was a trifle the…

AARON BURR The death-mask of Aaron Burr was made by an agent of Messrs. Fowler & Wells, who still possess the original cast. The features are shortened in a marked degree by the absence of the teeth. Mr. Fowler said that “in Burr destructiveness, combativeness, firmness, and self-esteem were large, and amativeness excessive.” It is a curious fact, now generally forgotten, that Burr and Hamilton resembled each other in face and figure in a very marked degree, although Burr was a trifle the…

George Washington's Life Mask (1785) by Jean Antoine Houdon when Washington was 53 years old.

1st US President George Washington

Boris Karloff Plaster death mask 10 Horror/Monster by ScootersShop, $45.00

Boris Karloff Plaster life mask used for prosthetics and makeup. Looks a lot like a death mask, but Boris died when he was much much older. Thanks Fritz for the right info.

Elizabeth Taylor's Life Mask. 3D-Legends.  3dlegends.com

Elizabeth Taylor Life Mask, Collectibles, Sculptures Art of Actors, Monsters and the Movie Characters that they have portrayed.

Death mask of Charles XII, King of Sweden.   killed in battle (the bullet’s entry is visible above his right brow).

Death mask of Charles XII, King of Sweden. killed in battle (the bullet’s entry is visible above his right brow).

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