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Welles Bosworth Portrait Medal

1920 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.103 Not currently on view


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William Welles Bosworth (1869-1966) was the architect of several buildings on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, as well as a friend of Paul Manship’s. “Bozzy” also designed the New York City headquarters of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and in 1914 commissioned Manship to create a wide range of reliefs and sculptural elements for the building. This is one of many medals Manship designed in tribute to his friends and colleagues. The figure of Euphrosyne, or Joy, on the reverse is one of the Three Graces described in classical mythology.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - architecture

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Mythology - classical - Graces

Occupation - art - architect

Portrait male - Bosworth, Welles - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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