PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (American, 1885-1966) “SAGITTARIUS” “FROM A MODEL OF THE CELESTIAL SPHERE”
Bronze Signed “Manship” and having the bronze foundry mark of “A. Valsuani” on the side behind his right shoulder SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 19-1/2″ PROVENANCE: A letter of presentation from Paul Manship to Will & Paul dated July 3, 1956 describes the bronze as being “from a model of the celestial sphere I made some years ago and repre-sent constellations for the sky – Sagittarius = the zodiacal sign = Nov 22 to Dec 21-22 with the Corona Australis = the little band of stars is the outline of the Milky Way”; Descended directly within the artist’s family CONDITION: Structurally fine having some light rubs & scratches, patina as shown in photograph. Verso are three tapped screw holes which were probably used by the family to mount it on the wall 52741-1 (500,000-700,000) – Lot 1025
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Auction: Fine Art, Asian & Antiques - Winter 2018Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.