Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Duck 1914, cast c.1965

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Artist
Title
Duck
Date 1914, cast c.1965
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 63 x 121 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Kettle's Yard Collection Cambridge 1966
Reference
T00842
Not on display

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This is one of twelve bronze casts made from the original marble sculpture, which is in the collection of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. In this small work Gaudier has reduced the anatomy of the bird to simple geometric shapes. The head seems to resemble a hammer, the body and tail a flint tool or arrowhead. By August 1914 Gaudier had gone to fight in the French army and was killed on 5 June 1915.

August 2004

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