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Midland Utilities Medal (obverse)

1928 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 gold plated bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.76 Not currently on view


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Anthony de Francisci designed a medal for the Midland Utilities Company to commemorate employees who had saved lives. This uniface artist’s sample represents the obverse of the true medal. The nude figures evoke the vulnerability of those who worked on behalf of others, often in dangerous weather conditions.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - industry

Figure group - male - nude

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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