Leo Friedlander, Society of Medallic Arts, Harmony Creates Tranquility, 1949, 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, 1972.167.15
Leo Friedlander’s medal combines a classical theme with the rural genre scenes that were popular in American art throughout the first half of the twentieth century. On the obverse, the musical harmony embodied in the archaic figure holding a lyre parallels the communal harmony of the present day depicted on the reverse.
Harmony Creates Tranquility
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2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
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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 Description
- Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
- Figure female – full length
- Object – musical instrument – lyre
- Allegory – quality – harmony
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