Detail from Osborne Gates--The Fox and the Crow

  • Paul Manship, Detail from Osborne Gates--The Fox and the Crow, 1952, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.3

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This bronze gate was one of six commissioned for the William Church Osborne Memorial Playground in Manhattan’s Central Park. Each panel shows a tale from Aesop’s Fables, a collection of ancient Greek stories that teach moral lessons to schoolchildren. In The Fox and the Crow, the fox flatters the bird in order to make her say "thank you" and drop a piece of cheese from her mouth.
Title
Detail from Osborne Gates--The Fox and the Crow
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
40 1/8 x 41 1/2 x 2 in. (102.0 x 105.5 x 5.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – crow
  • Literature – Aesop – Fox and Crow
  • Animal – fox
Object Number
1966.47.3
Palette
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