(n/a) Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Dancer and Gazelles height: 32 1/2in
Lot 85
Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Dancer and Gazelles height: 32 1/2in
Sold for US$ 434,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966)
Dancer and Gazelles
signed and dated 'Paul Manship/ ©1916' (on the base) and inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works NY' (on the base)
bronze with green and gray patina
height: 32 1/2in


  • 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.

    Acquired by Walter and Jean Brown Jennings, ca 1916
    Constance Jennings Ely
    Thence by descent

    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