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Property from the Wolf Family Collection

Paul Manship

Flight of Europa

Auction Closed

November 14, 11:00 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Wolf Family Collection

Paul Manship

1885 - 1966

Flight of Europa

inscribed P. MANSHIP (on the dolphin)

gilded bronze

height: 20½ in. on a 5 in. marble base

52.1 cm. on a 12.7 cm. marble base

Conceived in 1925.

Private Collection

Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 27 October 1978, lot 104

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Paul Vitry, Paul Manship: Sculpteur Américain, Paris 1927, no. 25, p. 46, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., New York, Averell House, Sculptures of Paul Manship, 1933, no. 16, p. 11, illustration of another cast

Paul Manship, Paul Manship: American Sculptors Series, vol. II, New York 1947, p. 15, illustration of another cast

Edwin Murtha, Paul Manship, New York 1957, no. 177, pp. 163-64, illustration of another cast

Wayne Craven, Sculpture in America, New York 1968, p. 567

Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 200 Years of American Sculpture, 1978, no. 157, p. 124, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., St. Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota Museum of Art, Changing Taste in America, 1985, no. 15, pp. 29-30, illustration of another cast

Harry Rand, Paul Manship, Washington D.C. 1989, no. 59, pp. 67-69, illustration of another cast

John Manship, Paul Manship, New York 1989, no. 99, p. 106, illustration of another cast

Susan Rather, Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship, Austin 1993, no. 93, pp. 159-60, illustration of another cast

Carol Lowrey, A Legacy of Art: Paintings and Sculptures by Artist Life Members of the National Arts Club, New York 2007, p. 146

Elizabeth L. O'Leary, Sylvia Yount, Susan Jensen Rawles, and David Park Curry, American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond 2010, no. 117, pp. 347-348, illustrated in color

Peter H. Gommers, Europe~What's in a Name, Leuven, Belgium 2001, p. 66, illustrated in color

Robert Silberman, "Thoroughly Modern Manship," Art in America, vol. 74, issue 1, January 1986, pp. 111-114, illustrated

Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, 1985-86 (on loan)

Denver, Denver Art Museum, 1989-2007 (on loan)