Anthony de Francisci, Midland Utilities Medal (obverse), 1928, gold plated bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.76
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.
Midland Utilities Medal (obverse)
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- Not on view.
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- gold plated bronze
- Figure group – male – nude
- Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
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