Steady

  • Laura Gardin Fraser, Steady, 1930, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.25

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This medal was the first issued by the newly established Society of Medalists in 1930. Laura Gardin Fraser noted in a brochure to accompany its release that “I felt that a sporting subject would be a departure from what one has been accustomed to seeing in medallic art . . . I chose the hunter with his dog because it presented the opportunity of telling a story embodying a human and animal element.”

Title
Steady
Artist
Date
1930
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
  • Animal – bird – grouse
Object Number
1972.167.25
Palette
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