Midland Utilities Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Midland Utilities Medal (obverse), 1928, gold plated bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.76

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Anthony de Francisci designed a medal for the Midland Utilities Company to commemorate employees who had saved lives. This uniface artist’s sample represents the obverse of the true medal. The nude figures evoke the vulnerability of those who worked on behalf of others, often in dangerous weather conditions.

Title
Midland Utilities Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1928
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
gold plated bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male – nude
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
Object Number
1966.51.76
Palette
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