Paul Manship, Henry De Forest Baldwin Portrait Medal (obverse), 1939, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.129
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.
Henry De Forest Baldwin Portrait Medal (obverse)
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4 in. (10.2 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Paul Manship
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- Portrait male – Baldwin, Henry De Forest – head
- Occupation – law
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