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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