Indian and Pronghorn Antelope

A work made of bronze.

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Date:

1914

Artist:

Paul Manship
American, 1885–1966
Cast by Roman Bronze Works
American, early 20th century

About this artwork

Paul Manship designed Indian and Pronghorn Antelope to span the length of the mantelpiece in his New YorkCity apartment. He expertly used the negative space created by the separation of the hunter and his prey to capture the drama of the hunt. The work represents a compromise between historical artistic traditions and modern tendencies toward abstraction: the smooth planes and stylized renderings recall ancient Greek statues, while the arresting linear design and suggestion of movement reflect Manship’s own innovations. Small-scale statuettes such as these were popular for interior decoration, and Manship’s style was immediately accepted by the public.

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American Art

Artist

Paul Manship

Title

Indian and Pronghorn Antelope

Origin

United States

Date

1914

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Inscribed on Indian: "Paul Manship c 1914

Dimensions

Indian: H.: 33.3 cm (13 in.); Antelope: H.: 31.4 cm (12 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1914.823a-b

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