Charles Lang Freer Medal (reverse)

  • Paul Manship, Charles Lang Freer Medal (reverse), 1955, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.131

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Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) manufactured railroad cars in Detroit until he retired in 1900. He established the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to house his collection of Asian art, as well as paintings and decorative arts created by James McNeill Whistler. The inscription “For distinguished contributions to the knowledge and understanding of oriental civilizations as reflected in their arts” on Paul Manship’s medal conveys Freer’s hopes for his gift to the nation.

Title
Charles Lang Freer Medal (reverse)
Artist
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – wreath
Object Number
1966.47.131
Palette
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