Requires Photography

St. Francis of Assisi at Prayer (St. Francis and a Leper reverse)

1957
Designed by Pietro Montana (1890–1978), 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 55

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1989.532

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Three depictions of St. Francis in prayer over a reclining figure / BLESSED ARE THEY WHO HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER HOLINESS / © PIETRO
Rev: St. Francis with a leper / WHERE THERE IS DESPAIR LET ME BRING HOPE / [monogram PM]
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 55TH ISSUE - MAY 1957 PIETRO MONTANA SC. / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems