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

Brass Toy

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)
Brass Toy
numbered '2/3' (on the underside)
bronze with a brown patina
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long
Conceived in cut brass in 1914, and presumably cast in bronze in an edition of 3.
Purchased by the present owners from Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
R. Cole, Burning to Speak: The Life and Art of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Oxford, 1978, p. 117, no. 63A, another cast illustrated.
J. Lewison (ed.), Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Sculptor 1891-1915, Cambridge 1983, no. 95.
E. Silber, Gaudier-Brzeska Life and Art, London, 1996, pp. 272-73, no. 95, pls. 136-38, brass illustrated.
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Lot Essay

The present work belongs to a small group of sculptures that were made in response to a request from the critic and poet, T.E. Hulme (1883-1917), for a sculptural object that could be carried around in the pocket and was designed to be handled.

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