Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) Diana 38 1/4in high on a 1 1/2in marble base Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) Diana 38 1/4in high on a 1 1/2in marble base
PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966)
Diana Sold for $727,500 22 November 2016 Bonhams New York 'This example of Paul Manship's Diana came to our attention in an estate in Northern California from our Trusts & Estates Department'

International Review

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We were thrilled when this example of Paul Manship's Diana came to our attention in an estate in Northern California from our Trusts & Estates Department after nearly a century in private hands. Fortunately, the bronze was in its original, untouched state with the artist's patina fully intact beneath a layer of tarnish and grime. We pursued a course of detailed conservation which uncovered, much to the surprise of the owners, a rich greenish-brown patina and select areas of luminous silver plating. Among the Diana casts known, there is no record of another cast with the same stunning treatment and the department immediately recognised it as a one-of-a-kind example. Excited feedback from scholars and collectors alike set the tone for a busy saleroom with active participants on the phones and in the audience. Though certainly worthy of an institutional collection, in the end a private collector placed the winning bid.

Kayla Carlsen
Vice President, Director of American Art

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