N04529 STUDIES OF BIRDS c. 1912–13
Pen and blue ink, 10×15 (25·5×38).
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: As for No.4514.
The stone group of ‘Birds Erect’ (Museum of Modern Art, New York), though one of Gaudier's latest and most abstract carvings, grew out of his numerous studies of birds such as these (see Ede in Le Jardin des Arts, 1955, pp.29–30). See also N03339.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I