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Duck Girl

1911 by Paul Manship

Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square Park

Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square Park Credit: K. Ciappa for GPTMC


A young woman, classically draped (with a bit of strategic undraping), strides gracefully with a duck in one hand. No known symbolism invests this work; it’s just pleasant to look at. This is an early sculpture by Paul Manship, best known for his Prometheus in New York’s Rockefeller Center.

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