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.
Self-Portrait of Antoninus de Francisci
- Not on view
- 4 5⁄8 in. (11.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
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- gilded white metal
- Occupation – art – sculptor
- Portrait male – De Francisci, Antoninus – bust
- Portrait male – De Francisci, Antoninus – self-portrait
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