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Little Brother

1912-1914 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Roman Bronze Works (Founder) bronze on marble base 13 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (34.2 x 19.7 x 14.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.13 Not currently on view

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Paul Manship created several sculptures of women and children that were inspired by his wife, Isabel, and their four sons and daughters. Manship studied Greek and Egyptian art as a student, and in this piece we can see the influence of these ancient styles in the woman's almond-shaped eyes and arched eyebrows. Even though her features are stylized, Manship conveyed the affection in her face as she gazes up at the young boy.


Figure group - family - siblings

Figure group - female and child - nude


metal - bronze

stone - marble