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Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ford  Search this
Edsel Ford  Search this
II Henry Ford  Search this
Medium:
plaster plaque
Dimensions:
6 in. (15.2 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Relief
Date:
ca. 1955
Luce Center Label:
Anthony de Francisci’s plaster model is a preliminary design for the finished medal. The portraits represent Henry Ford, his son Edsel Ford, and grandson Henry Ford II, who by 1955 had led the firm for ten years. An inscription on a finished version (see 1966.110.42) indicates that the sculptor copied the portraits from a work by Norman Rockwell. Almost thirty years before the 1955 commission, de Francisci had sculpted Henry Ford’s profile for a commemorative medal (see 1966.110.13).
Topic:
Portrait male\head  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Occupation\industry\automotive  Search this
Portrait group\family  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
Object number:
1966.51.15
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.51.15