William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Medallic Art Company, William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse), ca. 1927, white metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.91

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William Lawrence Saunders was the 1915 president of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, a chairman of Ingersoll Rand Company, and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This award, known today as the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, was established in 1927 and recognizes achievement in mining other than coal. The obverse of Anthony de Francisci’s relief shows an allegorical figure offering up the minerals of the Earth.

Title
William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse)
Artists
Founder
Date
ca. 1927
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (8.9 x 6.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
white metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Homage – Saunders, William Lawrence
  • Landscape – rocks
Object Number
1966.51.91
Palette
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