Merit in Architecture

  • 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

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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.

Title
Merit in Architecture
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/8 in. (6.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
lead
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – architecture
  • Figure male
Object Number
1972.167.54
Palette
Linked Open Data
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