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Paul Bunyan (Johnny Appleseed reverse)

1969
Designed by Bruno Mankowski (American, 1902–1996), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 79

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.3 x 0.6 cm (2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.553

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Paul Bunyan with an axe standing with one leg on a log and a deer below him, behind him are three pine trees / AMERICAN FOLKLORE PAUL BUNYAN
Rev: Johnny Appleseed stide along while dropping seeds with one hand and holding a spade against his shoulder with the other, behind is an apple tree / JOHNNY APPLESEED / B.M. © 1969
Edge: SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 79TH ISSUE - MAY 1969 BRUNO MANKOWSKI, SC. © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems