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Please Note: There is a typographical error in our catalog description. The spelling of the foundry inscribed in the bronze is “Alexus” The Alexis foundry was renown for the quality of its work, and was the choice for many leading artists of the day. We were made aware of this discrepancy very recently. Upon further investigation and discussions with our experts, we believe this to be a “casting” error that is not uncommon from the time of creation. We will guarantee its authenticity as described in our conditions of sale.


Bronze Inscribed on center top of base “1926 Paul Manship”. Inscribed on side of base “Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris” According ot Janis Conner & Joel Rosenkranz Indian Hunter and His Dog was one of the sculptor’s most popular and widely recognized sculptures. It is also one of the few that is not based on mythology but rather takes its inspiration in part from Manship’s recollections of his childhood in Minnesota. “Indian Hunter and His Dog is a fluid, subtly naturalistic work whose sophisticated triangular composition has much in common with the Diana and Actaeon groups.” (Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, page 148. Manship was commissioned to install a life-size version of Indian Hunter and His Dog at Cochran Memorial Park in Manship’s home town of Saint Paul, MN. It is believed that 12 examples of his 21″ version were made. 8 examples are known to be in institutions. The last one to come to the auction market was in 2013 at Sotheby’s, New York, 12/4/13, lot 36 and sold for $1,565,000 (incl. premium). SPECIAL NOTE: We would like to thank Steve Tatti Fine Arts Conservator, NYC, for his assistance in cataloging this item SIZE: 21″ h x 24″ l PROVENANCE: Alice Osofsky (1913-1994) Garden City, Long Island, NY; Donated to a private CT museum in the late 1960’s by Alice Osofsky for a collection of Tiffany Studio glass & lamps; De-accessioned from a private CT Museum (name withheld by request). Alice Osofsky was a well recognized and respected dealer & authority on Tiffany glass & lamps. CONDITION: Wonderful unpolished brown bronze patina, arrows bent at finger tips, otherwise very good 51372-3 (400,000-600,000) – Lot 1040

Auction: Fine Art, Asian & Antiques - Winter 2017
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