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William Lawrence Saunders Award for Achievement in Mining

ca. 1927 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 plaster plaque 13 1/4 x 10 in. (33.6 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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William Lawrence Saunders was the 1915 president of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, a chairman of Ingersoll Rand Company, and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This award, known today as the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, was established in 1927 and recognizes achievement in mining other than coal. Anthony de Francisci created this plaster relief, which shows an allegorical figure offering up the minerals of the Earth, in the initial stages of designing the award.

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Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Homage - Saunders, William Lawrence

Landscape - rocks

sculpture - relief

plaster

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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