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Benedetto de Francisci

ca. 1915-1920 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 cast bronze 6 x 5 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.94 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 10


Luce Center Label

Anthony de Francisci’s father, Benedetto, worked in the marble business in Palermo, Sicily, where young Anthony assisted him with carving. This experience inspired Anthony to make a career for himself as a sculptor in the United States. Here, the coat of arms in the upper right corner features a mallet and chisel that symbolize the craft passed down from father to son.

Keywords

Emblem - coat of arms

Object - foliage - maple

Portrait male - De Francisci, Benedetto - bust

sculpture - relief

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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