Dancer and Gazelles was one of the highlights of Manship's 1916 single artist showing at the Berlin Photographic Gallery in New York. It was originally cast in a sixty-seven inch life-size edition of which two were produced and now in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery and the Toledo Museum. The present thirty-five inch cast is one of an edition of twelve and one of the few in private hands. Other examples are now in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, the Musee du Luxemburg in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Colby College Art Museum.
John Manship, in writing of his father's Diana and Acteon, states 'These two pieces have always been along with Dancers and Gazelles Manship's most popular works.' (p.101) Manship sold a number of his works to collectors who installed them in their gardens on Long Island. The Jennings family had homes at 9 East 70th Street in New York as well as well as 'Burrwood', an estate in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, where the bronze graced their grounds.
PROVENANCE: Acquired by Walter and Jean Brown Jennings, ca 1916 Constance Jennings Ely Thence by descent
LITERATURE: Edwin Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, no 85, p. 14, 158, illustration of another cast pl.17 John Manship, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, no.65, p. 63, 76, 101, 182, illustration of another cast pl. 77
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