N04515 RED STONE DANCER c. 1913
Inscr. ‘H G B’ (in monogram) at the back of the base.
Red Mansfield stone, polished and waxed, 17×9×9 (43×23×23).
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: As for No.4514.
Exh: Grafton Group, Alpine Club Gallery, January 1914 (50); London Group, March 1915 (113); Twentieth Century Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May 1914 (113); Vorticist Exhibition, Doré Galleries, June 1915 (c); Leicester Galleries, May–June 1918 (72); Temple Newsam, Leeds, June–August 1943 (75); Orléans, March–April 1956 (14, repr.); Arts Council, 1956–7 (24).
Lit: Pound, 1916, pp.161, 164, repr. pls.5 and 6; Ede, 1930, p.177, repr. pl.38; Gaudier in Ede, 1930, pp.198–9.
Probably carved late in 1913, though Gaudier dated it 1914. According to Ede, Gaudier likened this work to Ezra Pound's poems, while Pound relates the carving to certain drawings such as those reproduced as his pl.25 and Ede, 1931, pls.52 and 56.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I