Manton B. Metcalf

  • Anthony de Francisci, Manton B. Metcalf, 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.10

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Anthony de Francisci’s artist’s strike, or sample, represents a relief sculpture honoring Manton B. Metcalf, whose mother established the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877. Manton Metcalf died in 1923, leaving an art collection and a fifty-thousand-dollar bequest to RISD and its museum. The Metcalf family continued to support these institutions throughout the twentieth century. Manton was involved in other forms of philanthropy as well: the inscription at the bottom of the medal honors his role as founder of the Welfare Federation.

Title
Manton B. Metcalf
Artist
Date
1925
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (8.9 x 6.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Metcalf, Manton B. – waist length
  • Object – other – wreath
Object Number
1966.110.10
Palette
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