Actaeon, one of a pair with Diana (conceived a few years earlier), reflects Paul Manship’s admiration for classical antiquity as a source for modern interpretation. The fluidity and movement in Manship’s work belie the density of the bronze. This work captures a climactic moment of transformation, as Actaeon has just been hit by Diana’s arrow, which is turning him into a stag.
It is credited
Lent by David Owsley Museum of Art, Frank C. Ball Collection, Gift of the Ball Brothers Foundation, 1995.035.164.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 120.7 × 130.8 × 33.7 cm (47 1/2 × 51 1/2 × 13 1/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.