Sketch of Proposed Reverse for New Dollar Coin

Description (Brief)
Using tracing paper, Gasparro could place one sheet over a drawing and make incremental changes to that image without having to recreate the whole drawing. In this manner Gasparro perfected his designs. The small hole in the center of this tracing (produced by using a protractor to make the circle) and the straight line that comes from the center through the top middle of the drawing (the radius)indicate center. Center guidelines helped the artist to organize the type and composition on the coin.
In this small group of artwork by Frank Gasparro are five different drawings showing the variations and stages Gasparro developed in eagle designs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1965-1990
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.7 cm x 15.3 cm; 6 15/16 in x 6 in
image: 14.3 cm; 5 5/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2009.0005.037
catalog number
2009.0005.037
accession number
2009.0005
subject
Art - Currency
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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