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Robert P. Perkins Portrait Medal

1918 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.100 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 6


Luce Center Label

Robert P. Perkins (1862-1924) was president of the Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company. Paul Manship’s medal shows Perkins as the American Red Cross commissioner in Italy during World War I. On the reverse, the Latin word caritas, or “charity,” accompanies the image of a fatherless family victimized by the war.

Keywords

Allegory - quality - charity

Figure group - female and child

Miscellaneous - written matter - inscription

Occupation - military

Portrait male - Perkins, Robert P. - 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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