Welles Bosworth Portrait Medal

  • Paul Manship, Welles Bosworth Portrait Medal, 1920, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.102

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William Welles Bosworth (1869-1966) was the architect of several buildings on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, as well as a friend of Paul Manship’s. “Bozzy” also designed the New York City headquarters of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and in 1914 commissioned Manship to create a wide range of reliefs and sculptural elements for the building. This is one of many medals Manship designed in tribute to his friends and colleagues. The figure of Euphrosyne, or Joy, on the reverse is one of the Three Graces described in classical mythology.

Title
Welles Bosworth Portrait Medal
Artist
Date
1920
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Mythology – classical – Graces
  • Portrait male – Bosworth, Welles – bust
  • Figure female – full length
  • Figure female – nude
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – architecture
  • Occupation – art – architect
Object Number
1965.16.102
Palette
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