Little Brother

  • Paul Manship, Little Brother, 1912-1914, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.13

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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.
Title
Little Brother
Artist
Founder
Date
1912-1914
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (34.2 x 19.7 x 14.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – family – siblings
  • Figure group – female and child – nude
Object Number
1965.16.13
Palette
Linked Open Data
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