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Spear Thrower

Photo: Michael Korol

Spear Thrower


Paul Manship

Born St. Paul, Minnesota, 1885; died New York City, New York, 1966

20 x 31 1/2 x 7 5/8in. (50.8 x 80 x 19.4cm)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Art Acquisition Fund, General Acquisition Fund and the American Art Acquisition Fund
Provenance: The Very Reverend Sturgis Lee Riddle (1909-2003), Paris and New York, by 1940s-2003; to his widow, Elizabeth Riddle, New York; consigned to [James Graham & Sons, New York, 2007]; sold to Seattle Art Museum
Photo: Michael Korol
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryNew York, James Graham & Sons, Paul Manship at James Graham & Sons, [Fall 2007], no catalogue number, n.p., reproduced

Published Referencescf. Vitry, Paul. Paul Manship, Sculpteur Américain. Paris: Editions de la Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1927; p. 42, reproduced pl. 20 [dated 1920].

cf. Casson, Stanley. XXth Century Sculptors. London: Oxford University Press, 1930; p. 54, reproduced fig. 12.

cf. Murtha, Edwin. Paul Manship. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957; cat. no. 130, pp. 14, 161, reproduced pl. 19.

cf. Rand, Harry. Paul Manship. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989; pp. 55-56, reproduced fig. 40, p. 54.

cf. Manship, John. Paul Manship. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989; pp. 94, 113, 205, reproduced figure 86.

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