Fly Fishing Medal

  • Gifford MacGregor Proctor, Fly Fishing Medal, 1953, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.46

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Research has not revealed the purpose of this medal, but Gifford MacGregor Proctor’s design suggests that it was given as an award in a trophy fishing tournament. The elaborately tied “dry fly lure” on the reverse reveals the artistry of the champion fly fishermen, whose lures attract game fish such as the brook trout depicted on the obverse.

Title
Fly Fishing Medal
Artist
Commissioner
Founder
Date
1953
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – fishing
  • Animal – fish
Object Number
1972.167.46
Palette
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