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Sculptor, b. 1885 - d. 1966

(b St. Paul, Minnesota 1885; d St. Paul 1966) American artist. In the late 1920s the architect Eric Gugler brought a five-foot glass sphere etched with constellations back to America from his travels in Germany. His friend Paul Manship, inspired by this sphere, was captivated by the idea of creating his own celestial globe and he endeavored, through scrupulous research, to gain a sufficient understanding of astronomy to create a correct rendering of the positions of constellations with scientific accuracy. As was his way, Manship sought out authorities in the field. He struck up close friendships with the astronomers Clyde Fisher of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Harlow Shapley of Harvard University. He studied astronomy, made frequent visits to New York's Hayden Planetarium, and went stargazing. But his interest was an artist's, not a scientist's; what fascinated him was the mythology of the heavens. In 1909, Manship won a fellowship to study in Rome where he studied ancient sculpture. He found himself particularly inspired by the archaic Greek figures, admiring the rigorous aesthetic of these classical statues. He borrowed elements from these Greek prototypes, synthesizing classical sculptural traditions with his distinctly stylized modern forms to create his own unique aesthetic. Examples of his work are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri. (Credit: Sotheby’s, New York, American Paintings, November 29, 2006, Lot 22)

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          • AFTER PAUL MANSHIP "ATALANTA" BRONZE SCULPTURE
            Feb. 11, 2024

            AFTER PAUL MANSHIP "ATALANTA" BRONZE SCULPTURE

            Est: $300 - $600

            After Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966 New York) "Atalanta" Patinated Bronze Sculpture. Unsigned. A tabletop sculpture of Greek Goddess Atalanta, Princess of Arcadia, holding a ribbon as she strides, atop a sphere with dolphin motif banding. Measures approx 34x24x12". Moderate wear and dirt accumulation from outdoor display, overall good condition.

            District Auction
          • Paul Manship (1885-1966) Plaster Cast Cement Sculpture "Baby" c1914
            Dec. 09, 2023

            Paul Manship (1885-1966) Plaster Cast Cement Sculpture "Baby" c1914

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Paul Manship (1885-1966) Plaster Cast Cement Sculpture "Baby" c1914. Pictured in situ in Bernard Maybeck Leon L. Roos House. Acquired from the estate of Joseph P. Allen, Northern California head of the WPA and artistic director of the the Coit Tower Project in San Francisco. Unsigned but comes with original vintage photo from Joseph P. Allen Estate. Invisible professional restoration to arch. A similar piece sold in 2008 at Doyle's Auction, New York for $48,000. 21"h x 11.5"w x 5"d. Wooden stand 30.75"h x 17"w x 8.25"d. Spend $7500 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $500-$600 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

            California Historical Design, Inc
          • Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) The Javelin Thrower patinated bronze signed and dated PAUL MANSHIP 1921, No. 14, base foundry stamp of Roman Bronze Works N.Y., bottom tier of base on back side Height 20 x width 33 x depth 7 3/4 inches. Although many sources, including Edwin Murtha's Paul Manship (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957), suggest that Manship created an original run of twelve casts of this work, the Collection of the Maryland State Archives holds a version of the Spear Thrower editioned No. 13 to the base. This cast was acquired by the museum in 1923, either directly from Manship or a gallery, indicating that more than twelve sculptures were initially cast.

            Hindman
          • Flamingo
            Nov. 14, 2023

            Flamingo

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Property from the Wolf Family Collection Paul Manship 1885 - 1966 Flamingo inscribed PM © 1932 / AC (on the base); stamped PRIESSMANN BAUER & Co.,inscribed MUNICH BAVARIA and numbered 2. (along the reverse of the base) bronze height: 15 in. on a 1¼ in. lapis lazuli veneered base 38.1 cm. on a 3.2 cm. lapis lazuli veneered base Conceived in 1932.

            Sotheby's
          • Lyric Muse
            Nov. 14, 2023

            Lyric Muse

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Sculpture from the Estate of Angela Gross Folk Paul Manship 1885 - 1966 Lyric Muse inscribed Paul Manship / © Rome 1912 (on the base); inscribed ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y. (along the base) bronze height: 11¾ in. 29.8 cm. Conceived in 1912. 

            Sotheby's
          • Flight of Europa
            Nov. 14, 2023

            Flight of Europa

            Est: $200,000 - $300,000

            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.

            Sotheby's
          • Little Brother
            Oct. 04, 2023

            Little Brother

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Paul Howard Manship 1885 - 1966 Little Brother inscribed Paul Manship / © Roma 1912 (on the base); inscribed ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y- (along the base) bronze height: 12 3/4 in. height: 32.4 cm. Conceived in 1912.

            Sotheby's
          • PAUL MANSHIP Bellerophon and Pegasus.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            PAUL MANSHIP Bellerophon and Pegasus.

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            PAUL MANSHIP Bellerophon and Pegasus. Terracotta medallion, 1934. 230 mm; 9 inches (diameter). With the artist's name and date, lower left recto. Provenance: Private collection, New York. The current work is a maquette for the Carnegie Corporation of New York Award medal, which was cast in bronze by the Medallic Art Company, New York. A medal from this cast was given to educationalist Sir Percy Nunn in 1936 and is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Manship (1885-1966) had sculpted this same composition in 1930, with a same-titled gilded bronze sketch. Both the bronze sketch and the finished bronze medallion appear in the 1957 monograph by Edwin Murtha, The Sculpture of Paul Manship, numbers 268 and 335, respectively. The Greek mythological hero Bellerophon was known for capturing and taming the winged horse Pegasus with the help of Athena's charmed bridle, and earning the disfavour of the gods after succumbing to hubris and attempting to ride Pegasus to Mount Olympus to join the ranks of the gods.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • PAUL MANSHIP Vivian St. George.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            PAUL MANSHIP Vivian St. George.

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            PAUL MANSHIP Vivian St. George. Terracotta, 1924. 305 mm; 12 inches (height), excluding marble base. Signed, dated and dedicated to the sitter's mother, Evelyn St. George, on the underside of the left shoulder. Provenance: Evelyn St. George, London, 1924; the sitter, Vivian St. George, England; thence by descent; sold Sotheby's, London, July 12, 2017, sale L17230, lot 71; private collection, New York. The sitter, Vivian St. George was the daughter of Manship's friend, artist Sir William Orpen, and Mrs. Evelyn St. George, a married American banking heiress. When Vivian was twelve years old, her mother commissioned a portrait from Manship, who sculpted the girl as Diana, the bronze Vivian St. George and Her Dog, is now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Manship created other portraits of Vivian in 1924, among them a bronze sketch of the girl running with her dog and a marble portrait bust. The affair that Evelyn St. George had with the artist Sir William Orpen was widely-rumored at the time. The British press referred to them as "Jack and the Beanstalk" with Evelyn St. George at over six feet tall and Orpen just over five feet tall. Manship (1885-1966) was an American sculptor born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Among the principal portrait sculptors of the Art Deco period, he is perhaps best remembered for his gilded, cast bronze sculpture of Prometheus, 1934, located above the lower plaza at Rockefeller Center, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Paul Howard Manship (1885–1966) A Terracotta Profile Portrait of a Woman, dated "1927"
            Sep. 21, 2023

            Paul Howard Manship (1885–1966) A Terracotta Profile Portrait of a Woman, dated "1927"

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            Paul Howard Manship (1885–1966) A Terracotta Profile Portrait of a Woman, dated "1927" Signed and dated, "Paul Manship/ 1927," lower center, framed, the frame bearing old label verso, "Dorure-Encadrements/ Havard Frères/ 123 Boule Montparnasse..." (Dia: 7 3/4 in. (sight), Dia: 8 1/2 in. (entire)) Provenance The Manney Family Collection. Dia: 11 in. (frame)

            Freeman's
          • Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Danae 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 7 in.
            Sep. 19, 2023

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Danae 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 7 in.

            Est: $12,000 - $18,000

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Danae incised signature and date 'PAUL MANSHIP 1921©' (near the back lower edge, on the drape) bronze with a dark brown patina on a marble plinth 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 7 in.

            Bonhams
          • Paul Manship
            Sep. 12, 2023

            Paul Manship

            Est: $2,500 - $4,500

            Paul Manship American, 1885-1966 Pauline Frances Inscribed in the mold with the artist's device and PAULINE FRANCES Polychrome and gilt plaster Height: 20 5/8 inches Provenance: The artist Mrs. Edward F. Dwight, acquired from the above Mrs. Ralph MacKay, San Francisco, gift from the above in 1916 Thence by descent Literature: H. Adams, 'Paul Manship", Art and Progress, vol. 6, 1914, pp. 20-24, illus. P. Vitry, Paul Manship: Sculpteur Americain, Paris, 1927, p. 36, pl. 54-55 E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, p. 151, cat. no. 34, pl. 8 and 9 A. T. E. Gardner, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich, CT, 1965, p. 151, ref. 16.42 (the marble given by Mrs. Edward F. Dwight in 1916 Minnesota Museum of Art, Paul Manship: An Intimate View, St. Paul, MN, 1972, p. 21, fig. 85, ref. 66.14.48 Minnesota Museum of Art, Paul Manship; Changing Tastes in American Art, St. Paul, MN, 1985, p. 146, fig. 105 H. Rand, Paul Manship, Washington D.C., 1989, p. 148 In good condition but with a few small chips in the plaster and soiling to the surface. This work would benefit from a cleaning.

            Doyle New York
          • Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)
            Sep. 07, 2023

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966), "Archangel", cast bronze, signed on side of wing, h. 2 1/2 in., w. 3 in., d. 1/4 in., mounted on marble plaque, overall h. 3 1/2 in., w. 3 1/2 in., d. 1 in. Provenance: Charles (1908-1994) and Paula (1912-2006) Manship, Baton Rouge, LA; by descent to their niece Nadine Carter Russell (1943-2022), Baton Rouge, LA.

            Neal Auction Company
          • Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)
            Sep. 07, 2023

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966), "Centaur" 1919 and "Eros and Psyche", 1937, 2 bronze plaques, each signed and dated lower center, dia. 5 in. and 5 3/4 in., framed together, overall 11 1/2 in. x 18 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Charles (1908-1994) and Paula (1912-2006) Manship, Baton Rouge, LA; by descent to their niece Nadine Carter Russell (1943-2022), Baton Rouge, LA. Note: Paul Manship knew he wanted to be an artist at the tender age of fifteen and after discovering he was color blind, abandoned painting for what would be an extremely successful career in sculpting. Manship received a degree from the Art Students League in New York and earned a three-year scholarship to study in Rome. His time in Italy would be key to his artistic formation. His Roman teachers exposed him to the classical arts of ancient Greece and Rome, while the museums of Europe brought the decorative arts of India and Mesopotamia to his attention. Manship took these influences and began to merge them with the modernist ideas of the time, although foregoing full abstraction and some of the more “radical” ideas of artists of the period. The result was a new and fresh art that had firm foundations in classicism and realism but stylized with modern touches and depth of meaning beyond mere representation. In referring to his art Manship states: “…and although I approve generally of normally correct proportions, what matters is the spirit which the artist puts into his creation—the vitality, the rhythm, the emotional effect." Critics of Manship’s work of the time occasionally referred to it as more “conservative” as compared to that of his peers, inferring only certain collectors would be interested, but this fear would prove to be unfounded, as he is now cited as one of the precursors to the Art Deco movement, influencing countless artists and illustrators, not the least of which was his assistant Gaston Lachaise. Upon his return from Italy, Manship was an instant success, with numerous landmark commissions around New York City such as: “Prometheus” in Rockefeller Center Plaza, the bronze gates of both the Bronx and Central Park zoos and the centerpiece sculptures of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, “Time and Fates Sundial” and “Moods of Time,” to name just a few. Likely gifts of the artist to his cousin Charles Manship of Baton Rouge, the small bronze plaques and other items on offer here showcase Manship’s interests in mythology and the challenge of capturing movement in sculpture. These small, delightful works emphasize the care he took in forming a rigid material into a dynamic, rhythmic composition. They provide a window into his approach and intent for larger works: “…[to] express movement in my figures. It's a fascinating problem which I'm always trying to solve.” His preoccupation with movement also can be seen in the book compiled by Paul Vitry, curator of sculpture for the Louvre at the time, displaying public and private works around Europe, as well as a beautiful photograph taken by New York photographer Ward De Witt of Manship lovingly admiring his sculpture of 1929 which today resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum - “Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Sarah Janet Manship.” The critics of his day have been proven wrong, with Manship’s work not being merely of interest to “conservative” collectors but featuring in most major museums around the world and inspiring countless artists with his effortless ability to blend traditional and modern aesthetics. Ref.: “Paul Manship Biography.” Smithsonian American Art Museum. www.americanart.si.edu. Accessed July 27, 2023.

            Neal Auction Company
          • Paul Manship American, 1885-1966 Pauline Frances
            May. 03, 2023

            Paul Manship American, 1885-1966 Pauline Frances

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Paul Manship American, 1885-1966 Pauline Frances Inscribed in the mold with the artist's device and PAULINE FRANCES Polychrome and gilt plaster Height: 20 5/8 inches Provenance: The artist Mrs. Edward F. Dwight, acquired from the above Mrs. Ralph MacKay, San Francisco, gift from the above in 1916 Thence by descent Literature: H. Adams, 'Paul Manship", Art and Progress, vol. 6, 1914, pp. 20-24, illus. P. Vitry, Paul Manship: Sculpteur Americain, Paris, 1927, p. 36, pl. 54-55 E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, p. 151, cat. no. 34, pl. 8 and 9 A. T. E. Gardner, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich, CT, 1965, p. 151, ref. 16.42 (the marble given by Mrs. Edward F. Dwight in 1916 Minnesota Museum of Art, Paul Manship: An Intimate View, St. Paul, MN, 1972, p. 21, fig. 85, ref. 66.14.48 Minnesota Museum of Art, Paul Manship; Changing Tastes in American Art, St. Paul, MN, 1985, p. 146, fig. 105 H. Rand, Paul Manship, Washington D.C., 1989, p. 148 C 

            Doyle New York
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) Lyric Muse bronze with greenish brown patin
            Apr. 21, 2023

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) Lyric Muse bronze with greenish brown patin

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) Lyric Muse bronze with greenish brown patina 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high on a 3/4 in. (1.9 cm.) marble base

            Christie's
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "David," 1921
            Feb. 25, 2023

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "David," 1921

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "David," 1921, bronze with brown patina on marble base, signed and dated on top of base, "PAUL MANSHIP / © 1921," marked on rear of base, "ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y." Height: 20 1/2" Width: 7 3/4" Depth: 7 3/4"

            Simpson Galleries, LLC
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "Mother and Child," 1917
            Feb. 25, 2023

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "Mother and Child," 1917

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURE, "Mother and Child," 1917, bronze with brown patina and partial gilding on marble plinth, signed on base, "P. MANSHIP," with the foundry mark at lower rear of base, "ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y."; Height: 17 1/2" Width: 5 3/4" Depth 5 3/4"

            Simpson Galleries, LLC
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURAL URN, "Oriental Dancer Vase," 1913
            Feb. 25, 2023

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURAL URN, "Oriental Dancer Vase," 1913

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American 1885-1966) A SCULPTURAL URN, "Oriental Dancer Vase," 1913, bronze with brown patina, signed and dated at the foot, "PAUL MANSHIP / © 1913," marked on foot, "Gorham Co. Founders 051 GAA." Height: 14 3/4" Width: 8 1/2" Depth: 6 3/4"

            Simpson Galleries, LLC
          • Paul Manship Hail To Dionysus Bronze Medal
            Dec. 15, 2022

            Paul Manship Hail To Dionysus Bronze Medal

            Est: $200 - $300

            Paul Manship (Minnesota 1885-1966) Relief portrait of Dionysus in bronze. "HAIL TO DIONYSUS WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE MAGIC OF THE GRAPE". Around edge marked "The Society Of Medallists Second Issue" and "Metallic Art Co. N.Y.". On verso under satyrs marked "P. Manship 1930". 2 3/4" in diameter.

            Willow Auction House
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) AND BARRY FAULKNER (1881-1966) Important Tester Panelcirca 1917for the Manship's Home at 42 Washington Mews, New York, paint and gold leaf on a white ground, laid on canvas, the rectangular canvas composed of six pa...
            Dec. 14, 2022

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) AND BARRY FAULKNER (1881-1966) Important Tester Panelcirca 1917for the Manship's Home at 42 Washington Mews, New York, paint and gold leaf on a white ground, laid on canvas, the rectangular canvas composed of six pa...

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) AND BARRY FAULKNER (1881-1966) Important Tester Panel circa 1917 for the Manship's Home at 42 Washington Mews, New York, paint and gold leaf on a white ground, laid on canvas, the rectangular canvas composed of six painted reserves within gilt borders arranged as four large panels at the corners and two smaller panels aligned between them, all surrounded by elaborate gilt scrolling borders with zodiac symbols, medallions emblematic of virtues, and at the center two roundel portraits of Paul and Isabel and a standing portrait of their daughter Pauline as a putto, signed in initials 'B.F' lower left and 'P.M.' lower right height 73 1/2in (186cm); width 50 5/8in (127.5cm)

            Bonhams
          • PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK
            Nov. 17, 2022

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK Boy with musical horn: inscribed 'PM', h: 4 1/4 in.; Dancing boy with goats: inscribed 'MANSHIP 60', h: 7 1/3 x w: 7 1/2 x d: 2 1/2 in.; Boy with pan flute: inscribed 'PM', h: 4 1/8 in., each above different colored marble base, lifetime casts, Dancing boy with goats purchased directly from the artist (3) Catalogue note: According to his son John Manship in his book, "Paul Manship," Abbeyville Press, New York, 1989, Robert Moses recommended Manship to create two sets of gates for Central Park in New York City. "First were the Osborn gates... and then in the late 1950s, a monumental gate for the Children's Zoo that Governor Lehman was donating to Central Park" (see p. 181 for photograph of entrance gates circa 1961). While the present gilt-bronze figures are not identical to ones atop the entrance gates (see the position of the dancing boy's arms, the swag of the drapery around his waist, the foliage at the base), they are typical of Manship's later work in the 1950s until his death in the mid-1960s. A number of similar small gilt-bronze figures were given as a bequest of his Estate to the Smithsonian and the Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul. A plaster cast of a dancing boy with goats is illustrated on page 182. According to John Manship, the boy was "posed by the artist's grandson Erik Natti."

            Potomack Company
          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (NY/NH, 1885-1966)
            Nov. 13, 2022

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (NY/NH, 1885-1966)

            Est: $750 - $1,250

            Working Drawing of "Andromeda", pencil on paper with inked notations, unsigned, possibly a design for a section of the Celestial Sphere (Manship's largest sculpture depicting the constellations mounted on an open sphere that was commissioned in the mid-1930s and installed in Geneva, Switzerland in 1939), in a gilded wooden frame with mat, OS: 27 1/4" x 32 5/8", SS: 18 1/2" x 24". Paper stains and toning. A similar drawing, titled "Andromeda", is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

            Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
          • GRANDE SCULPTURE "LA GRUE COURONNÉE" de Paul Howar…
            Nov. 06, 2022

            GRANDE SCULPTURE "LA GRUE COURONNÉE" de Paul Howar…

            Est: €20,000 - €30,000

            GRANDE SCULPTURE "LA GRUE COURONNÉE" de Paul Howard MANSHIP (1885-1966) Bronze à patine noire nuancée, fonte seconde moitié XXe Signé "P. Manship" au pied, marqué "©", daté 1932, numéroté 3/12 et cachet losange du fondeur "A Valsuani cire perdue" H : 105,5 cm Américain de nationalité et prix de Rome en sculpture en 1912, Manship épouse le mouvement artistique de l'Art Déco. Il présente régulièrement dans ses œuvres des références à l'Antiquité, notamment la mythologie grecque. Justement, il s'illustre en 1934 en décorant le Rockefeller Center de New-York avec un "Prométhée" géant (8 tonnes, 6 mètres). Trouvant ses origines au tout début du XXe siècle, la fonderie Valsuani est réputée pour la qualité de son savoir-faire. De nombreux bronzes animaliers sont sortis de ses fours, signés par les artistes les plus connus dont Rembrandt Bugatti et François Pompon. Le fondeur de cette grande grue connait son métier. Attilio Valsuani est le fils de Marcello, un émigré italien qui se fait embaucher en 1902 par Hébrard -l'autre grand fondeur- pour sa maitrise technique. Claude, le frère d'Attilio, ouvre la fonderie Valsuani en 1908 où la grue de Manship verra le jour en pleine mouvance Art Déco. English Translation: LARGE SCULPTURE "THE CROWNED CRANE" by Paul Howard MANSHIP (1885-1966) Bronze with black shaded patina, cast in the second half of the 20th century Signed "P. Manship" at the foot, marked "©", dated 1932, numbered 3/12 and stamped "A Valsuani cire perdue H : 105,5 cm American by nationality and winner of the Prix de Rome in sculpture in 1912, Manship embraced the Art Deco movement. He regularly presents in his works references to Antiquity, particularly Greek mythology. In 1934, he became famous by decorating the Rockefeller Center in New York with a giant "Prometheus" (8 tons, 6 meters). The Valsuani foundry has its origins at the very beginning of the 20th century and is renowned for the quality of its know-how. Many animal bronzes have come out of its furnaces, signed by the most famous artists, including Rembrandt Bugatti and François Pompon. The founder of this large crane knows his trade. Attilio Valsuani is the son of Marcello, an Italian emigrant who was hired in 1902 by Hébrard -the other great founder- for his technical mastery. Claude, Attilio's brother, opened the Valsuani foundry in 1908 where the Manship crane was born in the middle of the Art Deco movement. Spanish Translation: GRAN ESCULTURA "LA GRÚA CORONADA" de Paul Howard MANSHIP (1885-1966) Bronce con pátina negra, fundido en la segunda mitad del siglo XX Firmado "P. Manship" en el pie, marcado "©", fechado en 1932, numerado 3/12 y sello de diamante del fundador "A Valsuani cire perdue". H: 105,5 cm De nacionalidad estadounidense y ganador del Premio de Roma de escultura en 1912, Manship abrazó el movimiento artístico Art Decó. En sus obras aparecen regularmente referencias a la Antigüedad, especialmente a la mitología griega. En 1934, se dio a conocer al decorar el Rockefeller Center de Nueva York con un "Prometeo" gigante (8 toneladas, 6 metros). Con sus orígenes a principios del siglo XX, la fundición Valsuani es reconocida por la calidad de su saber hacer. De sus hornos han salido numerosos bronces de animales, firmados por los artistas más famosos, como Rembrandt Bugatti y François Pompon. El fundador de esta gran grúa conoce su oficio. Attilio Valsuani es hijo de Marcello, un emigrante italiano que fue contratado en 1902 por Hébrard -el otro gran fundidor- por su maestría técnica. Claude, hermano de Attilio, abrió la fundición Valsuani en 1908, donde nació la grúa Manship en pleno movimiento Art Déco.

            Oise Encheres
          • Paul H. Manship bronze
            Oct. 22, 2022

            Paul H. Manship bronze

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Paul Howard Manship (Amerian 1885-1966) ''Yawning''- bronze sculpture, 1912, inscribed Paul Manship, ROMA-1912 and ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.', also titled 'Spring Awakening'' or 'Spring', the present model was included in Manship's seminal exhibition at the Architectural League, New York in 1912 and at the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY in 1913. 12 1/2"h, 14 1/2"h (with base)

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966), "Venus Andyomene,…
            Jul. 19, 2022

            Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966), "Venus Andyomene,…

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966), "Venus Andyomene," bronze, with variegated stone base, bronze 4 inches tall, with base 6 inches tall. Incised “© Paul Manship” on cloth below knees. This bronze has descended through the Manship family. Condition: Very good.

            Blackwood March Auctioneers
          • *Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) bronze with quart…
            Jul. 19, 2022

            *Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) bronze with quart…

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            *Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) bronze with quartz crystals, "Perseus and Andromeda,” 9 inches long, 11 inches tall, 5 inches deep. Inscribed, "Manship 65." Black variegated marble base 13 by 7 by 1 inches. This piece has descended through the family. Condition: One crystal loose, finish inconsistencies, quite dirty.

            Blackwood March Auctioneers
          • OIL PAINTING BY JOHN PAUL MANSHIP
            Jun. 08, 2022

            OIL PAINTING BY JOHN PAUL MANSHIP

            Est: €200 - €300

            JOHN PAUL MANSHIP (St Paul 1885 - New York 1966) Natura morta con specchio, 1948 Olio su tela, cm. 100 x 80 Firma e data in basso a destra CORNICE Cornice in legno dorato di stile Luigi XV, del XX secolo

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          • After Paul Manship, American (1885-1966)
            Apr. 16, 2022

            After Paul Manship, American (1885-1966)

            Est: $100 - $150

            After Paul Manship, American (1885-1966) Prometheus, after the famous Rockefeller Center sculpture, gilt-metal.

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          • PAUL MANSHIP 1885-1966 BRONZE SIGNED
            Mar. 24, 2022

            PAUL MANSHIP 1885-1966 BRONZE SIGNED

            Est: $150 - $300

            Paul Howard Manship (NY/NH 1885-1966). A heavy bronze sculpture in an astrological plate form. The work is titled "Leo". It is signed and bears an incised foundry mark, verso. Measures: D 6"

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          • PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK
            Jan. 27, 2022

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK Boy with musical horn: inscribed 'PM', h: 4.25 in.; Dancing boy with goats: inscribed 'MANSHIP 60', h: 7 1/3 x w: 7.5 x d: 2.5 in.; Boy with pan flute: inscribed 'PM', h: 4 1/8 in., each above different colored marble bases, possibly posthumous casts (3) Note: According to his son John Manship in his book, "Paul Manship," Abbeyville Press, New York, 1989, Robert Moses recommended Manship to create two sets of gates for Central Park in New York City. "First were the Osborn gates... and then in the late 1950s, a monumental gate for the Children's Zoo that Governor Lehman was donating to Central Park" (see p. 181 for photograph of entrance gates circa 1961). While the present gilt-bronze figures are not identical to ones atop the entrance gates, (see the position of the dancing boy's arms, the swag of the drapery around his waist, the foliage at the base), they are typical of Manship's later work in the 1950s until his death in the mid-1960s. A number of similar small gilt-bronze figures were given as a bequest of his Estate to the Smithsonian and the Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul. A plaster cast of a dancing boy with goats is illustrated on page 182. According to John Manship, the boy was "posed by the artist's grandson Erik Natti." Provenance: Property of a Richmond Estate

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          • PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK
            Nov. 22, 2021

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            PAUL MANSHIP (AMERICAN, 1885-1966), THREE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES, LEHMAN ENTRANCE GATES TO THE TISCH FAMILY ZOO, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK Boy with musical horn: inscribed 'PM', h: 4.25 in.; Dancing boy with goats: inscribed 'MANSHIP 60', h: 7 1/3 x w: 7.5 x d: 2.5 in.; Boy with pan flute: inscribed 'PM', h: 4 1/8 in., each above different colored marble bases, possibly posthumous casts (3) Note: According to his son John Manship in his book, "Paul Manship," Abbeyville Press, New York, 1989, Robert Moses recommended Manship to create two sets of gates for Central Park in New York City. "First were the Osborn gates... and then in the late 1950s, a monumental gate for the Children's Zoo that Governor Lehman was donating to Central Park" (see p. 181 for photograph of entrance gates circa 1961). While the present gilt-bronze figures are not identical to ones atop the entrance gates, (see the position of the dancing boy's arms, the swag of the drapery around his waist, the foliage at the base), they are typical of Manship's later work in the 1950s until his death in the mid-1960s. A number of similar small gilt-bronze figures were given as a bequest of his Estate to the Smithsonian and the Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul. A plaster cast of a dancing boy with goats is illustrated on page 182. According to John Manship, the boy was "posed by the artist's grandson Erik Natti." Provenance: Property of a Richmond Estate

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          • PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP, (American, 1885-1966), Sleeping Dog, bronze, length: 3 1/4 in., height: 1 1/2 in., height including base: 2 1/2 in.
            Nov. 07, 2021

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP, (American, 1885-1966), Sleeping Dog, bronze, length: 3 1/4 in., height: 1 1/2 in., height including base: 2 1/2 in.

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American, 1885-1966) Sleeping Dog bronze inscribed P. H. M. on dog's collar

            Grogan & Company
          • After Paul Howard Manship four bronze sculptures
            Oct. 01, 2021

            After Paul Howard Manship four bronze sculptures

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            After Paul Howard Manship (American 1885-1966), four bronze sculptures, cast posthumously, The Moods of Time: Morning, Day, Evening, and Night, each signed and numbered 5/12, marked Bedi-Makki Foundry, NY foundry mark, cast ca.1992, on a green marble base, 14 1/4" h., 21" w.; 13" h., 24" w.; 13 1/2" h., 20 1/2" w.; and, 15 1/2" h., 23" w. In 1936 Manship was commissioned to execute four fountains, The Moods of Time, for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. They were intended to stand in front of the Trylon and Perisphere exhibition halls. Manship felt The Moods of Time "particularize man's earthly concept of time in relationship to the movement of the sun."

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          • PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) The Flight of Europa.
            Sep. 21, 2021

            PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) The Flight of Europa.

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) The Flight of Europa. Bronze cast medallion. 140 mm; 5 1/2 inches (diameter). Second state (of 3). With the artist's signature and date cast on the underside of the bull. 1919. Provenance: Artist's estate. Inspired by Titian's oil on canvas The Rape of Europa, 1559-1562, in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

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          • Paul Manship Plaster Casting of Urn on Pedestal
            Sep. 19, 2021

            Paul Manship Plaster Casting of Urn on Pedestal

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Paul Manship, plaster casting in the shape of an urn, 24" x 21 3/4" diameter, on black pedestal 44" H x 16" W x 16" D. Provenance: Other estates.

            Kaminski Auctions
          • PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) attributed
            Jun. 26, 2021

            PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) attributed

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            "Bas Relief of a Young" plaster 8 1/2 x 7 inches (plaster). framed 17 x 14 inches (overall)

            John McInnis Auctioneers
          • PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) Seal of New York City
            Jun. 26, 2021

            PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) Seal of New York City

            Est: $300 - $600

            Solid cast bronze 18 x 1 1/2 inches. (extremely heavy). unsigned.

            John McInnis Auctioneers
          • PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) Seal of New York City
            Jun. 26, 2021

            PAUL MANSHIP (1885-1966) Seal of New York City

            Est: $300 - $600

            Solid cast bronze 18 x 1 1/2 inches. (extremely heavy). unsigned.

            John McInnis Auctioneers
          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966)
            May. 22, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966)

            Est: $400 - $600

            DESCRIPTION: Paul Manship Bronze commemorative medallion. Diana and Hound. Engraved to exterior rim " From the National Sculpture Society To It's Lay Members. " 1915. Signed to bottom. Mark to bottom for Roman Bronze Works, NY, Cire Perdue Cast. MEASUREMENTS: 3-1/2 " diameter. CONDITION: No defects noted. IMPORTANT: Before bidding, please read the terms and conditions. When you registered for the auction you agreed to these terms and will be required to comply with them.

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          • Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) - Day and the Hours—Sundial
            May. 18, 2021

            Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) - Day and the Hours—Sundial

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) Day and the Hours—Sundial parcel-gilt bronze with greenish-brown patina 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high on a 2 in. (5.1 cm.) marble base

            Christie's
          • Paul Manship Plaster Casting of Urn on Pedestal
            May. 16, 2021

            Paul Manship Plaster Casting of Urn on Pedestal

            Est: $5,000 - $8,000

            Paul Manship, plaster casting in the shape of an urn, 24" x 21 3/4" diameter, on black pedestal 44" H x 16" W x 16" D. Provenance: Other estates.

            Kaminski Auctions
          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Centennial Exhibition Medal, 1985 Bronze with
            May. 14, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Centennial Exhibition Medal, 1985 Bronze with

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Centennial Exhibition Medal, 1985 Bronze with brownish-gold 5 inches (12.7 cm) diameter Inscribed on reverse: Paul Manship / (1885 -1966) / Centennial Exhibition / 1985 This medal features the Pegasus imagery from one side of Manship's Saint Paul Institute Medal, designed and cast in 1916. PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, Sacramento, California, by descent. HID01801242017

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          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Little Brother, conceived 1912, cast circa 19
            May. 07, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Little Brother, conceived 1912, cast circa 19

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Little Brother, conceived 1912, cast circa 1914-17 Bronze with brown patina 13 inches (33.0 cm) high on a 7/8 inches (2.2 cm) high marble base Inscribed on base: Paul Manship / © Roma 1912 Inscribed with foundry mark on base: Roma Bronze Works N-Y- PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, West Sacramento, California, by descent. LITERATURE: P. Vitry, Paul Manship, Sculpteur Américain. Paris, 1927, p. 35, pl. 3, another example illustrated; E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, pp. 11, 150, no. 18, pl. 7, another example illustrated; T. Tolles, ed., .J.M. Marter in American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885, Vol. 2, New York and New Haven, 2001, pp. 746–47, no. 374, another example illustrated. Paul Manship created Little Brother in 1912 during his three-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The sculpture depicts a nude young woman seated on a low pedestal, holding an infant above her right shoulder so that she can look into his face. The subject matter is one of simple domesticity. This statuette, and several related groups, is significant in Manship's oeuvre for his introduction of stylized drapery and figural conventions from archaic Greek sculpture, elements that became a hallmark of his style throughout his career. (www.metmuseum.org) HID01801242017

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          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Goliath Heron, 1932 Bronze with brown patina
            May. 07, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Goliath Heron, 1932 Bronze with brown patina

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Goliath Heron, 1932 Bronze with brown patina 11-1/2 inches (29.2 cm) high on a 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) high marble base Inscribed on base: PM © 1932 / AC. Inscribed with foundry mark on base: Priessmann Bauer & Co., Munich, Bavaria PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, West Sacramento, California, by descent. HID01801242017

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          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Shoebill Stork, 1932 Bronze with golden-brown
            May. 07, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Shoebill Stork, 1932 Bronze with golden-brown

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Shoebill Stork, 1932 Bronze with golden-brown patina 14 inches (35.6 cm) high on a 1-1/8 inches (2.9 cm) high marble base Inscribed on base in two places: PM © 1932 and AC. Inscribed with foundry mark on base: Priessmann, Bauer & Co., Munich, Bavaria 4. PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, West Sacramento, California, by descent. LITERATURE: E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, n.p., no. 320, another example illustrated; H. Rand, Paul Manship, Washington, D.C., 1989, pp. 110-113, fig. 109, another example illustrated; J.P. Manhip, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, p. 118, another example illustrated. Shoebill Stork and Goliath Heron (lot 67136 and 67137) are two of ten models of birds used in the final design for the Paul J. Rainey Memorial Gateway to the New York Zoological Gardens, Bronx, New York. Commissioned in 1923 by Grace Rainey Rogers, the gateway was dedicated on June 14, 1934. Examples of the working models for these birds were cast by Pressman-Bauer in a variety of finishes and mounted on elegant bases, often of semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli. The initials 'AC' are those of Angelo Colombo, an artist who worked with Manship on the commission. HID01801242017

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          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Susanna, 1946 Bronze with brown and verdigris
            May. 07, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Susanna, 1946 Bronze with brown and verdigris

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Susanna, 1946 Bronze with brown and verdigris patina 5-1/2 inches (14.0 cm) high on a 3/4 inches (1.9 cm) high black marble base Inscribed on reverse: Manship / 1946 Inscribed with foundry mark on base: BEDI-RASSY / N.Y.C. PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, West Sacramento, California, by descent. HID01801242017

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          • Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Group of four sketches Mixed media on paper 1
            May. 07, 2021

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Group of four sketches Mixed media on paper 1

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) Group of four sketches Mixed media on paper 17 x 26 inches (43.2 x 66.0 cm) (largest) Signed (3), dated (1), and titled (2) along lower edges INCLUDES: Sleeping Female Nude Portrait of Chou Chou Night, 1938 Sculpture study, 1938 PROVENANCE: The artist; Estate of the above; Peter D. Solomon, the artist's grandson, West Sacramento, California, by descent. HID01801242017

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