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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