Isidor Memorial Award of the National Academy of Design Medal

Object Number: 
1956.208a
Date: 
1900-1910
Medium: 
Gold; leather, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "I KONTI sc" Inscription: edge, lower center: "TIFFANY & Co. 18KT" Inscription: case lid, top, center, embossed in gold: "Wm. Sergeant Kendall N.A." Inscription: case lid, inside, center: "Tiffany& Co./NEW Y
Description: 
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." Sqaure black leather fitted case with green 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 Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group