Faith in Man and his Works (obverse); United States National Bank of Porttand, Oregon (reverse)

Avard-Tennyson Fairbanks, American, 1897 - 1987

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1929

Bronze

Overall: 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 3/16 in. (7 × 7 × 0.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019

2016.64.80

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse bears vital male bust right, cartwheel border with incuse FAITH IN MAN AND HIS WORKS; signed on right, Avard / Fairbanks / Sc / 1929; Reverse bears sculptor craftsman gazing at bank. Around, THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK - PORTLAND OREGON; under bank, A POWER / LIKE THAT OF A / MIGHTY GENIE WHO / STANDS READY TO / BUILD INDUSTRIES / AND TEMPLES / AT THE CALL OF / MAN'S WILL.

Provenance

Touch Stone Antiques, Atascadero, California; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, 1987; lent to present collection, 1993; given to present collection, 2016.

Old Number

EL.S.993.19.114

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