Anthony de Francisci, Ford Motor Company Anniversary Medal, ca. 1955, plaster plaque, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.15
Anthony de Francisci’s plaster model is a preliminary design for the finished medal. The portraits represent Henry Ford, his son Edsel Ford, and grandson Henry Ford II, who by 1955 had led the firm for ten years. An inscription on a finished version (see 1966.110.42) indicates that the sculptor copied the portraits from a work by Norman Rockwell. Almost thirty years before the 1955 commission, de Francisci had sculpted Henry Ford’s profile for a commemorative medal (see 1966.110.13).
Ford Motor Company Anniversary Medal
- ca. 1955
- Not on view
6 in. (15.2 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- plaster plaque
- Portrait male – Ford, Henry, II – head
- Portrait male – Ford, Edsel – head
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