DETAIL : COLOGNE SCHOOL Germany Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
Introduction | American Art | European Art | Provenance Research
NGA HOME | SEARCH | PRINTVIEW | PREVIOUS
Henri GAUDIER-BRZESKA | L'Oiseau de feu [Firebird]
Click to enlarge
 
Henri GAUDIER-BRZESKA
St Jean-de-Braye, France 1891 – France 1915
England from 1907, France 1909-10, and 1914-15
View Biography
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 the plaster c.1914 - 1918 Leicester Galleries had a further six bronzes made after 1918
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: Previous | Provenance | Exhibitions | Literature | Discussion |
Provenance
  • 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
View: Previous | Provenance | Exhibitions | Literature | Discussion |
Introduction | American Art | European Art | Provenance Research