Albert Laessle, Merit in Architecture, n.d., lead, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.54
Albert Laessle’s lead artist’s strike, or sample, represents the obverse of the true medal, which was awarded by the University of Pennsylvania. Laessle borrowed elements from Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek carved reliefs to evoke the great historical periods of architecture.
Merit in Architecture
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2 3/8 in. (6.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
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- Allegory – arts and sciences – architecture
- Figure male
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