Larger Type
Smaller Type

Search Collections

Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse)

ca. 1925-1935 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 gold plated white metal 4 3/8 in. (11.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.89 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 8


Luce Center Label

The New Haven-based Winchester Repeating Arms Company manufactured rifles in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, supplying the “repeating rifle” popular on the western frontier as well as armaments for World War I. The obverse of Anthony de Francisci’s artist’s strike, or sample, depicts Oliver Winchester (1810-1880), founder of the company.

Keywords

Portrait male - Winchester, O. F. - bust

sculpture - medal-sample

metal

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

More works in the collection by
Anthony de Francisci