Harmony Creates Tranquility

  • 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

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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.

Title
Harmony Creates Tranquility
Artists
Commissioner
Founders
Date
1949
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
  • Object – musical instrument – lyre
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • Figure female – full length
  • Allegory – quality – harmony
  • Landscape
  • Figure group
Object Number
1972.167.15
Palette
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