Celestial Sphere
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1113
People
Paul Manship, American (St. Paul, MN 1885 - 1966 New York, NY)
Title
Celestial Sphere
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1934
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Paul/Manship 1934
Provenance
Paul Manship, New York, New York, sold; to Grenville L.Winthrop, New York, New York (through Martin Birnbaum), 1935, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1113
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Edwin Murtha, Paul Manship, The Macmillan Company (New York, NY, 1957), p. 179, no. 343, fig. 10

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), p. 19, fig. 13

"Art Exhibitions: Works by American Sculptor", The Times [London] (June 19, 1935)

Clive Dilnot, "The Enigma of Things", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Winter 1993 - Winter 1994), vol. II, no. 2, repr. p. 57

Exhibition History

Paul Manship, Tate Gallery, London, 06/01/1935 - 06/30/1935

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted