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    Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966)
    Lyric Muse, 1912
    Bronze with brown patina
    12 inches (30.5 cm) high
    Ed. 15
    Inscribed on the base: Paul Manship / Roma 1912
    Inscribed along the base: Roman Bronze Works N-Y-

    PROVENANCE:
    Collection of William Welles Bosworth, New York;
    By descent to the present owner.

    LITERATURE:
    E. Murtha, Paul Manship, New York, 1957, pp. 11, 150, no. 19, pl. 4, another example illustrated;
    H. Rand, "The Stature of Paul Manship," Paul Manship, Changing Taste in America, exhibition catalogue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1985, pp. 18-19, no. 9, another example illustrated;
    J. Manship, Paul Manship, New York, 1989, pp. 27, 36-38, 45, pl. 26, another example illustrated;
    H. Rand, Paul Manship, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1989, pp. 26-27, 29, 32, 65, fig. 14, another example illustrated;
    S. Rather, Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship, Austin, Texas, 1993, p. 85, cover, another example illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Sculpture measures 12 x 6.75 x 5.625 inches; we would like to thank Tatti Fine Arts Conservator for the below condition report: The piece is in excellent condition. The detailing and finishing are of very high quality and indicitive of the workmanship of Roman Bronze works  of that period. The rich, dark patina retains a light protective wax coating which has been buffed to a soft sheen. The piece does not need any work at the present time.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    November, 2016
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