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Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

1948 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 lead/cast 3 in. (7.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.53 Not currently on view


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The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in September 1871 aboard William L. Swan’s sloop Glance, anchored off Soper’s Point, New York. The club, now located at Oyster Bay, is the second oldest yachting group in the United States. Ralph Ellis, the Seawanhaka commodore, donated the money for a commemorative medal, and in 1948, Anthony de Francisci cast this lead artist’s strike, or sample. The irregular edges mark this as a “splasher,” in which the molten metal was stamped with the die to gauge the sharpness of the image.

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Animal - dolphin

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About Anthony de Francisci

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

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