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]

France 1891 – France 1915
England from 1907, France 1909-10, and 1914-15
L'Oiseau de feu
[Firebird] 1912
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
  • the artist;

  • from whom bought by Leman Hare, London, probably in 1912;

  • with Raymond Drey, London, by 1914;

  • with Leicester Galleries, London, by 1918;

  • Christopher Phillips;

  • with Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, by 1980;

  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, February 1981
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