Requires Photography

50th Anniversary of Brookgreen Gardens

1981
Designed by Abram Belskie (American (born England), 1907–1989), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)


Object Place: South Carolina, United States; Mint: Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Brookgreen 9

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.571a-b

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Seated allegorical female figure with head turned to left holding a small statuette of a winged kneeling figure with a mallet and chisel. Wild yellow jessamine and Carolina wrens are on either side. / 50TH. ANNIVERSARY / 1931 1981 / BROOKGREEN GARDENS / IS A QUIET / JOINING OF HANDS BETWEEN SCIENCE & ART / ABR.B
Rev: An American eagle swoops down before live oaks festooned with spanish moss and palmettos / CONSERVING NATURE / BROOKGREEN GARDENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA / ABR.B / © MEDALLIC ART CO. - DANBURY, CT. - BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems