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The Audubon Bronze Mask

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The Audubon Bronze Mask

Artist: Stuart Russell (Scottish)

Date: 2011
Medium: cast bronze
Dimensions:
11 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (29.2 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Inscribed: J.J. Audubon/ 4/45 / 2011 (bottom left side)
Signed: Stuart/ Russell (bottom right side)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2012
Object number: 2012.4.1
DescriptionBronze mask is taken from the only copy of the original 1827 Edinburgh Phrenology Society plaster mask of John James Audubon. The copy is owned by John Chalmer's M.D., author of Audubon in Edinburgh.
Provenance: Artist; (J. Gilbert Johnston, Antique Nature Prints, Birmingham, Alabama); purchased August 14, 2012 by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Drawn to Life: Audubon's Legacy