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1930 Laura Gardin Fraser Born: Chicago, Illinois 1889 Died: Norwalk, Connecticut 1966 bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.25 Not currently on view

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This medal was the first issued by the newly established Society of Medalists in 1930. Laura Gardin Fraser noted in a brochure to accompany its release that “I felt that a sporting subject would be a departure from what one has been accustomed to seeing in medallic art . . . I chose the hunter with his dog because it presented the opportunity of telling a story embodying a human and animal element.”


Animal - bird - grouse

Animal - dog - setter

Figure male - full length

Object - weapon - gun

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze