Rejected design for the reverse of the World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal

1893
Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American (born in Ireland), 1848–1907)


Object Place: New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

70

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.)

Accession Number

1975.757

Medium or Technique

Plaster

On View

Jan and Warren Adelson Gallery (Gallery 221)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Bas-relief of young boy standing next to tree, holding a staff in right hand, and two wreaths in left hand, An eagle sits between the tree and boy on his left side. Written on top and left hand side of medallion: “THE COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS TO WILLIAMS…”

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnston Homer, Sherborn, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnston Homer