Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) Spear Thrower 20in high

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Lot 10
Paul Howard Manship
(1885-1966)
Spear Thrower 20in high

Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium

American Art

22 Nov 2016, 14:00 EST

New York

Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966)
Spear Thrower
inscribed 'Paul Manship / © 1921' and 'No 11' (on the base) and stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
20in high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private collection, Pennsylvania.
    By descent to the present owner.

    Literature
    E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, p. 14, pl. 19, another example illustrated.
    J. Manship, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, pp. 113, 94, pl. 86, another example illustrated.
    H. Rand, Paul Manship, Washington, D.C., 1989, pp. 54-55, fig. 40.

    In Edwin Murtha's publication, Paul Manship, the author discusses the traditional Roman and archaic Greek models that inspired the artist. The athletic figure portrayed in the present work promote Spear Thrower as one among the artist's most advanced portrayals of the subject. The present work exists in an edition of twelve casts, others of which can be found in the following public collections: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; de Young Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; and Peabody Art Collection, Maryland State Art Collection, Annapolis, Maryland.
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