Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)
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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)

Maquette for Flower Vase 2 (Garden Ornament 3)

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)
Maquette for Flower Vase 2 (Garden Ornament 3)
bronze with a green patina
14¼ in. (36.3 cm.) high
Carved in plaster in 1914; cast in lead in an edition of 1 on H.S. (Jim) Ede's instructions pre-1943; and cast in bronze in an edition of 6 by Fiorini and patinated by Henry Moore, 1964, and in an edition of 2 by R. Rowe, circa 1965.
Purchased by the present owners from Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
H. Brodzky, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, London, 1932, pp. 134-37, another cast.
R. Cole, Burning to Speak: The Life and Art of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Oxford, 1978, p. 115, no. 61, another cast illustrated.
E. Silber, Gaudier-Brzeska Life and Art, London, 1996, p. 274, no. 100, carved plaster illustrated.
Leeds, Temple Newsam, Roy de Maistre Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, June - August 1943, no. 82, another cast exhibited.
Cardiff, The Cardiff Gallery, Gaudier-Brzeska Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, July - August 1953, no. 6, another cast exhibited.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts Council Gallery, Henri Gaudier Brzeska, December 1955 - January 1956, no. 21, another cast exhibited.
London, Folio Society, Gaudier-Brzeska 1891-1915, April - May 1964, no. 1, another cast exhibited.
London, Marlborough Gallery, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1965, no. 95, another cast exhibited.
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Lot Essay

This garden ornament was modelled by the artist as a maquette for a stone carving commissioned through the Omega workshops by Lady Hamilton. The sculpture was not completed and the stone for the carvings remained, almost untouched, outside the artist's studio after he left England to fight for France. It shows direct influence from Gaudier's study of primitive sculpture (R. Cole, loc. cit.).

The carved plaster of Maquette for Flower Vase 2 (Garden Ornament 3) (1914), is in the collection of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

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