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Amor Omnia Vincit

1937 Robert Aitken Born: San Francisco, California 1878 Died: New York, New York 1949 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.22 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 5


Luce Center Label

The Society of Medalists was established in 1930 and is the oldest medal collectors’ organization in the United States. The sculptor Robert Aitken created this medal, which was the fifteenth issued by the society. On the obverse, a variant of the Latin phrase for “Love Conquers All” appears with a classically inspired figural composition. The English motto on the reverse is not an exact translation of the Latin. Research has not revealed the purpose for which Aitken designed this medal.

Keywords

Figure group - nude

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Robert Aitken

Born: San Francisco, California 1878 Died: New York, New York 1949

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