PAUL MANSHIP | PLAYFULNESS
1885 - 1966
inscribed PAUL MANSHIP / ©. ROME and dated 1912. (on the base); also inscribed ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y- (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 12 ¾ inches (32.4 cm) on a 1 inch (2.5 cm) marble base
The work has recently been cleaned. The surface retains a fresh layer of wax and has been polished. There are scattered, minor chip losses to the edges and corners of the marble base.
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Private collection, New York, circa 1940s
By descent to the present owner
Paul Vitry, Paul Manship: Sculpteur Américain, Paris, France, 1927, p. 35, illustration of another example pl. 5
Edwin Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, pp. 11, 150, illustration of another example no. 21, pl. 6
M.J. Czarniecki III, Gloria Kittleson et al., Paul Manship: Changing Taste in America, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1985, illustration of another example p. 24
John Manship, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, pp. 36-37, 45, 48, 52-53, illustration of another example fig. 28, p. 40
Harry Rand, Paul Manship, Washington, D.C., and London, England, 1989, pp. 29, 32, illustration of another example fig. 20, p. 33
Susan Rather, Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship, Austin, Texas, 1993, pp. 85, 92, illustration of another example fig. 49, p. 93
The present work is one in an edition of 15.