Royal West of England Academy (Bristol, UK): Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth
N04516 THE IMP c. 1914
Veined alabaster, 16×3 1/2×3 1/4 (40·5×9×8·5), including base; the work has been broken at the base and restored.
Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: As for No.4514.
Exh: London Group, March 1915 (96), as ‘Statuette in Alabaster’; Leicester Galleries, May–June 1918 (28); Temple Newsam, Leeds, June–August 1943 (77); Arts Council, 1956–7 (27).
Lit: Pound, 1916, p.161, No.28, pl.18; Ede, 1930, p.205, repr. pl.45.
Repr: E. H. Ramsden, Twentieth Century Sculpture, 1949, pl.31, as c. 1912; Pound, 1957, p.21.
According to Ede and the Leicester Galleries catalogue this was carved in 1914. Pound describes it as a ‘late work, grotesque’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I
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