Black-Necked Stork

  • Paul Manship, Black-Necked Stork, 1932, gilded bronze on granite base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.30

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In 1934, Paul Manship completed a pair of double gates for New York’s Bronx Zoological Gardens. He worked with fifteen assistants to complete the enormous gates, which incorporated twenty-three different animals sculpted in the round. Among the animals were Black-Necked Stork and Flamingo, which Manship later cast in two different sizes. He initially sketched each bird from life, then used stylized decoration and gilding to emphasize its plumage.

Title
Black-Necked Stork
Artist
Date
1932
On View
Dimensions
40 1/2 x 15 x 7 in. (102.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
gilded bronze on granite base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – stork
Object Number
1965.16.30
Palette
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