Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Garden Ornament, cast of T00365

1914, cast 1961

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 635 x 216 x 222 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1961
Reference
T00403

Display caption

In the Spring of 1914 Gaudier-Brzeska was commissioned to carve two stone vases, or garden ornaments, for the home of General Sir Ian and Lady Hamilton at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London. However, by August 1914 he had left Britain to fight in the French army, so the stone vases were never carved. The two works on display are thought to relate to the commission. This sculpture is comprised of two kneeling human figures holding a large bowl with their upraised arms.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

T00403 GARDEN ORNAMENT 1914
 
Not inscribed.
Bronze, 25×8 1/2×8 3/4 (63·5×21.5×22).
Cast by order of the Trustees from the plaster, T00365, 1961.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I