Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Jaguar

c.1912–3

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 254 x 387 mm
frame: 456 x 630 x 30 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04524

Display caption

The artist Claude Lovat Fraser supported Gaudier in several ways, including the gift of tickets to Regents Park Zoo in London. There Gaudier spent his weekends sketching the animals so quickly that
the ink was often still wet as he turned
the page. With a few elegant lines and
no shading, he managed to convey
three-dimensional form and capture
a momentary view of a beast in movement. Resting or alert, standing or pacing,
each animal's unique personality
is encapsulated in these drawings.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N04524 JAGUAR c. 1912–13
 
Inscr. ‘Lioness’ b.r. (not by the artist).
Pen and blue ink, 10×15 1/4 (25×39).
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: As for No.4514.
Exh: Temple Newsam, Leeds, June–August 1943 (86).

See N03339.

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

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