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In Peace Fathers Die (In War Sons Die reverse)

1937
Designed by Chester Beach (1881–1956), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 16

Accession Number

1988.427

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Issued by the society of medalists
Obv.: Elderly male nude carries a young man over his right shoulder, at his feet lie two dead male figures, one holding cross, inscribed “IN THE WAR THE FATHERS BURY THEIR SONS”
Rev.: Five male nudes in profile carry the figure of a dead elderly figure, inscribed “IN PEACE MEN BURY THEIR FATHERS”
Rim: “The Society of Medalists Sixteenth Issue” and “Medallic Art Co. N.Y. Bronze CHESTER BEACH, SCULPTOR”

Credit Line

Gift of John M. Woolsey, Jr.