Lot 27
  • 27

Paul Manship 1885 - 1966

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Paul Manship
  • Atalanta
  • inscribed Paul Manship © 1921 with the Roman Bronze Works N.Y. foundry mark
  • bronze
  • height: 28 1/2 inches (72.4 cm) on a 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) marble base


Richard York Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1994


Paul Vitry, Paul Manship: Sculpteur Américain, Paris, France, 1927, illustration of another example pl. 21, p. 89
Edwin Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, pp. 15, 161, illustration of another example no. 129, pl. 18
Jeanne F. Hunter, Gloria Kittleson et al., Paul Manship: Changing Taste in America, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1985, p. 95, illustration of another example no. 67
John Manship, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, pp. 94, 113, illustration of another example pl. 87, p. 95
Harry Rand, Paul Manship, Washington, D.C., and London, 1989, p. 56, illustrations of another example figs. 42-43, p. 57
Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 136, 142

Catalogue Note

This work depicts Atalanta, a female huntress from ancient Greek mythology who was known for her speed and agility. According to legend, Atlanta was warned by an oracle never to wed, yet she vowed to marry any man who could outrun her in a foot race. The famous hero Meleager accepted the challenge and, with the help of the goddess Aphrodite, defeated the huntress by dropping three golden apples in her path, all of which she felt compelled to retrieve and was thus slowed. The present work is one of an edition of 15.