Self-Portrait of Antoninus de Francisci

  • Anthony de Francisci, Self-Portrait of Antoninus de Francisci, 1948, gilded white metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.48

In 1948, Anthony de Francisci created a self-portrait medal that was intended to be mounted on a portable display of medals the artist could bring to prospective clients. This is the only self-portrait known of the sculptor, and the Latin inscription, which reads The Work of Anthony de Francisci,” associated his medals with a classical tradition of sculpture reaching back beyond the Renaissance to antiquity.

Title
Self-Portrait of Antoninus de Francisci
Artist
Date
1948
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 58 in. (11.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
gilded white metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Portrait male – De Francisci, Antoninus – bust
  • Portrait male – De Francisci, Antoninus – self-portrait
Object Number
1966.110.48
Palette
Linked Open Data
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