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Sculptor:
Manship, Paul 1885-1966  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles Adams 1861-1933  Search this
Assistant:
Columbo, Angelo  Search this
Founder:
Comp. des Bronzes Bruxelles  Search this
Medium:
Gates: bronze; Gatehouses: pink granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by New York Zoological Society Bronx New York 10460
Located Bronx Zoo Department of Exhibition and Graphic Arts 185th Street & Southern Boulevard Pelham Parkway entrance New York New York 10460
Date:
1926. Installed 1933. Dedicated June 1934
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
The City of New York, Department of Parks, 1941.
Lederer, Joseph, "All Around the Town: A Walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City," New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Lederer, Joseph, "All Around the Town: A Walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City," New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pg. 194.
(Sculpture, center left beam:) Paul Manship/Sculptor/A. Columbo/Assistant (Sculpture, center right beam:) Cie. Des Bronzes/Founders-Brussels (Base:) signed Founder's mark appears.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Two monumental gates separated and flanked by trees carrying various birds and animals such as a penguin, pelican, cranes, owl, toucan, and lion. Each tree is anchored in the back of a turtle. The semi-circular frame over the easterly gate carries the figures of the three bears; the semi-circular frame over the westerly gate carries the figures of three deer. Flanking this main gate are two gatehouses.
Topic:
Animal--Bear  Search this
Animal--Deer  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76003613
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_7766