Paul Manship’s significance as one of America’s foremost sculptors of the early twentieth century lay in his ability to combine a modernist approach to form within the bounds of figurative art. The variety of his subjects, the infinite beauty of his lines and the pure delight he found in the human figure all contribute to his outstanding reputation.
Then by descent to John Manship (the artist’s son)
Geraci Galleries, Rockport, Massachusetts, 1979
Private collection, MA., acquired from the above
Sotheby’s New York, 6 October 2021
Manship, John, Paul Manship, New York, pl. 154, pp. 159-60 (another version illustrated)