DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
 
Henri GAUDIER-BRZESKA | L'Oiseau de feu [Firebird]
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GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri
France 1891 – France 1915
England from 1907, France 1909-10, and 1914-15
L'Oiseau de feu
[Firebird] 1912
Sculpture
plaster with black paint
three plaster casts were made from the original clay sculpture, one of which was sent to the Parlanti Foundry, Parsons Green, to serve as the mould for the bronze; the location of the other two plaster is not known Raymond Drey had three bronzes cast from
63.6 (h) x 34.0 (w) x 27.0 (d) cm
signed, incised lower right base, "H. Gaudier/ Brzeska";
not dated
Purchased 1981
NGA 1981.727
VIEW: Article | PROVENANCE | REFERENCES
  • Ezra Pound, Gaudier-Brzeska: A memoir, London: 1916

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  • H.S. Ede, Savage Messiah, New York: Literary Guild, 1931
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  • Horace Brodsky, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, London: Faber and Faber, 1933
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  • Richard Cork, Vorticism and abstract art in the first machine age, 2 vols, London: Gordon Fraser, 1976
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  • Roger Cole, Burning to speak: The life and art of Gaudier-Brzeska, Oxford: Phaidon, 1978
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  • Michael Lloyd, ‘Twentieth-century sculpture’, Art and Australia, vol. 20, no. 1, Spring 1982
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  • Jeremy Lewison (ed.), Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, sculptor 1891–1915, Cambridge: Kettles Yard Gallery, 1983
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  • Roger Cole, Gaudier -Brzeska: Artist and myth, Bristol: Sansom, 1995
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  • Evelyn Silber and David Finn, Gaudier-Brzeska: Life and art, London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

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