Robert P. Perkins Portrait Medal

  • Paul Manship, Robert P. Perkins Portrait Medal, 1918, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.101

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Robert P. Perkins (1862-1924) was president of the Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company. Paul Manship’s medal shows Perkins as the American Red Cross commissioner in Italy during World War I. On the reverse, the Latin word caritas, or “charity,” accompanies the image of a fatherless family victimized by the war.

Title
Robert P. Perkins Portrait Medal
Artist
Date
1918
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – military
  • Figure group – female and child
  • Allegory – quality – charity
  • Portrait male – Perkins, Robert P. – bust
Object Number
1965.16.101
Palette
Linked Open Data
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