James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for obverse)

  • Paul Manship, James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for obverse), 1948, lead, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.126

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James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959) helped to found the Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States in 1902. The different chapters of this organization collaborated with the Alliance Française (established in Paris in 1883) to promote French language, literature, and culture in American communities. The irregular edges mark this as a “splasher,” in which the molten metal was stamped with the die to gauge the sharpness of Paul Manship’s design.

Title
James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for obverse)
Artist
Date
1948
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
lead
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Hyde, John Hazen – bust
Object Number
1966.47.126
Palette
Linked Open Data
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