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Inscription

on top of base near dancer's left foot: PAUL MANSHIP / [copyright symbol] 1916; on top of base near back right corner: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.

Marks and Labels

FM: Roman Bronze Works

Provenance

The artist [1885-1966]; purchased 5 January 1920 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1917
Winter Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 1917-1918, no. 13, repro.
1918
An Exhibition of American Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1918-1919, no. 53, repro., as Girl with Gazelles.
1919
Possibly First Annual Exhibition: Contemporary International Art, Dallas Art Association at the Adolphus Hotel, 1919, no. 122, as Dancing Girl and Gazelles.[1]
1920
Exhibition of Works in Sculpture by Paul Manship, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1920, no. 38.
1937
Special Exhibition of Sculpture by Paul Manship, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1937, no. 67, repro.
1958
A Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture by Paul Manship, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1958, no. 89.
1963
Four Centuries of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1963-1964, unnumbered catalogue.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1976
200 Years of American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1976, no. 156, pl. 36.
2002
Picturing the Corcoran's Sculpture: Photographs by David Finn, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 3 November - 30 December 2002.
Exhibition History Notes

[1] The version of the sculpture illustrated in the exhibition catalogue is not the NGA sculpture, as the gazelle on the right has horns. An exhibition review in the Dallas Morning News includes an installation photograph that shows the full-size version without horns, but it is not clear if the sculpture is plaster or bronze.

Bibliography
1917
Cortissoz, Royal. "The Present State of American Painting: How it is Illustrated in the Winter Exhibition of the Academy of Design -- The Apparent Answer to Modernism." New York Tribune (December 1971): 3.
1917
Gallatin, A.E. Paul Manship: A Critical Essay on His Sculpture and an Iconography. New York, 1917: 5, 15.
1917
Kobbe, Gustave. "Noteworthy Works of Art in National Academy's Exhibition with one of Mr. Sargent's "Rockefellers" in place of Honor." New York Herald ( December 1917): 8.
1967
Dodd, Loring Holmes. Golden Moments in American Sculpture. Cambridge, MA, 1967: 73.
1984
Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. Newark and New York, 1984: 566, fig. 15.6.
1993
Rather, Susan. Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship. Austin, 1993: 117.
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