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Charles William Eliot

1924 W. Clark Noble Born: Gardiner, Maine 1858 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1938 bronze 3 in. (7.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1927.12.1 Not currently on view


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The obverse of William Clark Noble’s medal shows Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), who served as president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909. Eliot’s major accomplishments include editing the Harvard Classics and spearheading the elective system, which allowed students greater freedom in course selection. The laurel wreath behind the portrait profile appears as well on the reverse, accompanied by a dedication that may have come from Eliot’s often quoted public remarks.

Keywords

Object - foliage - laurel

Object - written matter

Portrait male - Eliot, Charles William - bust

Portrait male - Eliot, Charles William - elderly

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About W. Clark Noble

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

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