Henry Doherty Morrey
ca. 1918 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 metal: brass/electrotype/patinated 5 1/2 in. (14.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.60 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Little is known about Henry Doherty Morrey, who appears on this medal. The inscription indicates that the young man lived only fifteen years, and was perhaps a victim of the great influenza epidemic of 1917. Anthony de Francisci may have been commissioned by the boy’s family to create this portrait as a memorial.
Portrait male - Morrey, Henry Doherty - bust
sculpture - medal
metal - brass