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Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass reverse)

1956
Designed by Paul Fjelde (1892–1987), 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 54

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1989.531

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Three-quarter portait bust of Walt Whitman / *OUT OF THE CRADLE ENDLESSLY ROCKING* / 1819 * WALT * WHITMAN * 1892 / P. © F.
Rev: A chirping bird on a flowering lilac branch / LEAVES OF GRASS / FIRST PUBLICATION / 1855
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 54TH ISSUE - NOV 1956 PAUL FJELDE. SC. / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems