David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (reverse), 1936, copper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.35

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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers commissioned the David W. Taylor Medal in 1936 to honor successes in naval architecture and marine engineering. The first medal was presented to Taylor himself, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and noted authority on naval architecture and engineering. The reverse side of the medal, seen in this uniface sample, depicts a Viking ship approaching the New World and accompanied by shore birds.

Title
David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (reverse)
Artist
Date
1936
On View
Dimensions
5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
copper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – celestial – sun
  • Architecture – boat – sailing ship
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.110.35
Palette
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