DATE: Designed c1910, This one issued in the 1920's
FABRIC: Thick bronze electrotype originally mounted in a wood frame. 210mm x 365mm / 8-1/4" x 14-1/2", weight - sorry exceeds my scale's 500 gram limit
ARTIST(s): Jules Edouard Roine (1857-1916)
A big and boldly detailed award issued by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and presented for "excellence of character" and "humanitarian service."
Roine was born in France but came to the US in 1881 although he traveled to, received commissions from, as well as exhibited in France. His offices were located at 139 East 23rd Street. He was a sculptor and created statuary, architectural reliefs, as well as medals. The Smithsonian, the New York Metropolitan, the Peabody Museum are among the institutions that have examples of his work.
Among medal collectors his best known works probably include 1909 Lincoln Centennial bronze medal, Circle of Friends Issue #5 Commemorating Lafayette, 1911, and the Centenary of the New York Dioscese depicting New York Cathedral in 1909
See some of his work at /collections/thumbnails.php?album=808
The catalog of the 1910 ANS exhibition of contemporary medals pages 263 - 266 lists and illustrates 27 of his works including a 68mm version of this one (#22). DESCRIPTION: OBVERSE: The kindling of the flame of the torch of knowledge. <