Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Studies of Birds

c.1912–3

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Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 254 x 356 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04529

Catalogue entry

N04529 STUDIES OF BIRDS c. 1912–13
 
Not inscribed.
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.

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

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