Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Man on a Horse

1913

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Artist
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska 1891–1915
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 419 x 521 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04517

Not on display

Display caption

This drawing shows Gaudier's interest
in ancient art. The elongated form of the horse has been compared to ancient Chinese bronzes which he may have
seen in the British Museum. The simple, sinuous line also recalls the ancient figures etched into the English landscape at such sites as Uffington and Cerne Abbas. Typically, with great economy
of means, he creates the illusion of the horse's body turning in real space.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N04517 MAN ON A HORSE 1913
 
Inscr. ‘Henri Gaudier-Brzeska 1913’ b.r.
Pen and black ink, 16 1/2×20 1/2 (42×52).
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: As for No.4514.
Exh: Arts Council, 1956–7 (98).
Repr: Pound, 1916, pl.24; Pound, 1957, pl.27, as ‘Equestrian’.


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