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Americana & International - Session Two

Fri, Oct 1, 2021 09:00AM EDT
Lot 865

After Paul Howard Manship four bronze sculptures

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000

After Paul Howard Manship (American 1885-1966), four bronze sculptures, cast posthumously, The Moods of Time: Morning, Day, Evening, and Night, each signed and numbered 5/12, marked Bedi-Makki Foundry, NY foundry mark, cast ca.1992, on a green marble base, 14 1/4" h., 21" w.; 13" h., 24" w.; 13 1/2" h., 20 1/2" w.; and, 15 1/2" h., 23" w. In 1936 Manship was commissioned to execute four fountains, The Moods of Time, for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. They were intended to stand in front of the Trylon and Perisphere exhibition halls. Manship felt The Moods of Time "particularize man's earthly concept of time in relationship to the movement of the sun."

Good condition. No apparent damages, scratches, dents, or repairs. These works were each numbered 5/12 and marked Bedi-Makki Foundry, NY. According to the foundry, they were cast ca. 1992. The tortoise was modeled in 1916, but was not cast in Manship’s lifetime. The artist’s son, John Manship, discovered the plaster model at the Roman Bronze Works some years later. A limited edition of twelve was issued. Paul Howard Manship’s most famous tortoises adorn the Rainey Gates at the Bronx Zoo.

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