Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Crouching Fawn 1913, posthumous cast

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Artist
Title
Crouching Fawn
Date 1913, posthumous cast
Medium Painted plaster
Dimensions Object: 254 x 305 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03729
Not on display

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The motif of an animal seated with legs tightly folded underneath it is suggestive of Chinese animal figure carvings. This particular piece, however, was based on one of a group of pen drawings of fawns made by Gaudier-Brzeska in the same day. It is a plaster cast of a sculpture in Bath stone which was one of several carvings exhibited by Gaudier at the second Grafton Group Show at the Alpine Gallery in January 1914.

September 2004

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