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Whatsoever a Man Soweth

1932 Lee Lawrie Born: Rixford, Germany 1877 Died: Easton, Maryland 1963 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 1972.167.8 Not currently on view


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This medal shows Lee Lawrie’s interpretation of the biblical proverb “Whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap,” which appears in Galatians 6:7. Lawrie hoped the medal would “cause reflection upon this age-old saying, and those who pause to look at the medal may each read into it meanings of his own.”

Keywords

Figure male - full length

Object - foliage - wheat

Object - tool - scythe

Occupation - farm - sowing

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Lee Lawrie

Born: Rixford, Germany 1877 Died: Easton, Maryland 1963

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