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

Seated male nude

Details
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)
Seated male nude
black chalk
14¼ x 10 in. (37 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1912-13.
Provenance
The artist's studio.
H.S. (Jim) Ede, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
Purchased by the present owner at the 1990 exhibition.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, 20th Century British Art 'From Sickert to Hockney', London, William Weston Gallery, 1990, pp. 22-23, no. 23, illustrated.
Exhibited
London, William Weston Gallery, 20th Century British Art from Sickert to Hockney, 1990, no. 23.
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Lot Essay

'This drawing dates from the most important period of Gaudier's work and it is a particularly powerful example of his handling of a cubist approach to form, basically figurative but with the type of simplification and powerful abstraction which is fellow Vorticists found so exciting. Although Gaudier drew extensively few of his Vorticist-style drawings have survived' (see exhibition catalogue, 20th Century British Art 'From Sickert to Hockney', London, William Weston Gallery, 1990, p. 22).
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