To Reap Man Must Sow

  • Donal Hord, To Reap Man Must Sow, 1950, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.16

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This medal conveys Donal Hord’s interpretation of the biblical phrase “Whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap.” The Native American figure on the obverse and reverse evokes an imaginary, undisturbed agricultural civilization before Europeans came to America. Sculpted after World War II and the founding of the United Nations, Hord’s medal expresses the value of working for peace.

Title
To Reap Man Must Sow
Artist
Commissioner
Founder
Date
1950
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 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
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – farm – sowing
  • Figure male – nude
  • Figure male – full length
  • Occupation – farm – harvesting
Object Number
1972.167.16
Palette
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