William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse)

  • Medallic Art Company, Anthony de Francisci, William Lawrence Saunders Medal for Achievement in Mining (obverse), ca. 1927, 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
Date
ca. 1927
On View
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Homage – Saunders, William Lawrence
  • Figure female – nude
  • Landscape – rocks
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1966.51.91
Palette
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