Whatsoever a Man Soweth

  • Medallic Art Company, Society of Medallic Arts, Lee Lawrie, Whatsoever a Man Soweth, 1932, 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, 1972.167.8

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This medal shows Lee Lawrie’s interpretation of the biblical proverb “Whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap,” which appears in Galatians 6:7. Lawrie hoped the medal would “cause reflection upon this age-old saying, and those who pause to look at the medal may each read into it meanings of his own.”

Title
Whatsoever a Man Soweth
Artists
Date
1932
On View
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – tool – scythe
  • Object – foliage – wheat
  • Occupation – farm – sowing
  • Figure male – full length
Object Number
1972.167.8
Palette
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