Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

  • Anthony de Francisci, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, 1948, lead/cast, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.53

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The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in September 1871 aboard William L. Swan’s sloop Glance, anchored off Soper’s Point, New York. The club, now located at Oyster Bay, is the second oldest yachting group in the United States. Ralph Ellis, the Seawanhaka commodore, donated the money for a commemorative medal, and in 1948, Anthony de Francisci cast this lead artist’s strike, or sample. The irregular edges mark this as a “splasher,” in which the molten metal was stamped with the die to gauge the sharpness of the image.

Title
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
Artist
Date
1948
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 in. (7.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
lead/cast
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – shell
  • Animal – dolphin
Object Number
1966.51.53
Palette
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