In Remembrance of Daniel Chester French

Media - 1972.167.51 - SAAM-1972.167.51_1 - 48197
Copied Unidentified, In Remembrance of Daniel Chester French, 1932, bronze token, 1 12 in. (3.8 cm) diam., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.51
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Artwork Details

Title
In Remembrance of Daniel Chester French
Artist
Unidentified
Commissioner
National Sculpture Society
Founder
Medallic Art Company
Date
1932
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 12 in. (3.8 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze token
Classifications
Keywords
  • Monument — memorial — Chester
Object Number
1972.167.51

Artwork Description

This token was created by an unknown artist in remembrance of American sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). French created several monumental sculptures during his career, including The Concord Minute Man, located in Minute Man National Memorial Park, Concord, Mass., and the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. French was a founding member of the National Sculpture Society, which sponsored this memorial medal shortly after the artist died.