Henry De Forest Baldwin Portrait Medal (obverse)

  • Paul Manship, Henry De Forest Baldwin Portrait Medal (obverse), 1939, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.129

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Paul Manship’s portrait medal shows Henry de Forest Baldwin (1862-1947), a descendant of Roger Sherman, who signed the Declaration of Independence. Baldwin started his law practice in 1888 in New York and became a powerful behind-the-scenes figure active in reforming the city’s corrupt politics. He was eulogized in 1947 as a rock-ribbed “Connecticut Yankee” and “a noble Roman” whose quiet integrity accounted for his wide-ranging influence.

Title
Henry De Forest Baldwin Portrait Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1939
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 in. (10.2 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Baldwin, Henry De Forest – head
  • Occupation – law
Object Number
1966.47.129
Palette
Linked Open Data
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