Isidor Memorial Award of the National Academy of Design Medal
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.
The Joseph Isidor Award was established in 1907 for achievement in figure painting and was presented to members of the National Academy of Design.
Gift of Mr. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter)
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