Frederick Douglass Bust Recreation and Reproduction
Providence Athenaeum – Providence, RI
In 2019, the Providence Athenaeum in Providence, Rhode Island commissioned Robert to sculpt a reproduction of the bust of Frederick Douglass by Johnson Mundy held in the collection of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Utilizing the 3D scan file made by the University for public use, he worked with another company to make a print. He fine-tuned the detail in clay, using photographs of the original to make the final model as accurate as possible. Then he made a mold, poured a plaster cast, and patinated the cast to the Athenaeum’s specifications.