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Charles William Eliot Medal

1924 W. Clark Noble Born: Gardiner, Maine 1858 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1938 plaster 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1924.10.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 9


Luce Center Label

William Clark Noble’s plaster cast represents a design for the reverse of a medal honoring Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), who served as president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909 (see 1927.12.1). Eliot’s major accomplishments include editing the Harvard Classics and spearheading the elective system, which allowed students greater freedom in course selection. The quotation featured on the medal design may have come from Eliot’s often quoted public remarks.

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Object - foliage - laurel

Object - written matter

sculpture - relief

plaster

relief

About W. Clark Noble

Born: Gardiner, Maine 1858 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1938

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