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Self-Portrait of Antoninus de Francisci

1948 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 gilded white metal 4 5/8 in. (11.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.48 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 8


Luce Center Label

In 1948, Anthony de Francisci created a self-portrait medal that was intended to be mounted on a portable display of medals the artist could bring to prospective clients. This is the only self-portrait known of the sculptor, and the Latin inscription, which reads “The Work of Anthony de Francisci,” associated his medals with a classical tradition of sculpture reaching back beyond the Renaissance to antiquity.

Keywords

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - De Francisci, Antoninus - bust

Portrait male - De Francisci, Antoninus - self-portrait

sculpture - medal-sample

metal

gilded

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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