Isidor Memorial Award of the National Academy of Design Medal

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Gold; leather, wood, silk
case: 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 15/16 in. ( 7.1 x 7.1 x 2.4 cm ) diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Inscription: reverse, in exergue: "I.KONTI Sc." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. 14K"
Gold struck medal with obverse showing figure of sculptress holding chisel and statue of female winged figure flanked by laurel branches; legend above: "ISIDOR.MEMORIAL.MEDAL."; below is tablet inscribed: "AWARDED TO/SERGEANT KENDALL, N.A." Reverse shows seated figure of woman in front of easel, painting young nude male model standing on pedestal; legend: "NATIONAL.ACADEMY.of.DESIGN." Square brown leather fitted case with cream-colored silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Gallery Label: 
The Joseph Isidor Award was established in 1907 for achievement in figure painting and was presented to members of the National Academy of Design.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group