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William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse)

ca. 1927 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 Medallic Art Company (Founder) white metal 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (8.9 x 6.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.91 Not currently on view


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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. The obverse of Anthony de Francisci’s relief shows an allegorical figure offering up the minerals of the Earth.

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Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Homage - Saunders, William Lawrence

Landscape - rocks

sculpture - medal

metal

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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