Samuel W. Hamilton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychopathology (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Samuel W. Hamilton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychopathology (obverse), 1952, brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.56

Samuel W. Hamilton (18781951) served as president of the American Psychopathological Association in 1938. In 1952 an award for distinguished contribution to psychopathology, the study of mental disorders, was established and given annually thereafter until 1992. Anthony de Francisci’s uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the obverse of the true medal. A different version (see 1966.110.58) shows the caduceus, ancient symbol of the medical profession, with two serpents intertwined around a staff. Recipients of the award were honored with a gold-plated bronze version of the final design.

Title
Samuel W. Hamilton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychopathology (obverse)
Artist
Date
1952
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 12 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
brass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Hamilton, Samuel W. – bust
Object Number
1966.110.56
Palette
Linked Open Data
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