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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE MAURICE COOKE

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
MAQUETTE FOR FLOWER VASE I (GARDEN ORNAMENT 2)
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE MAURICE COOKE

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
MAQUETTE FOR FLOWER VASE I (GARDEN ORNAMENT 2)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

20th Century British Art

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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
1891-1915
MAQUETTE FOR FLOWER VASE I (GARDEN ORNAMENT 2)
indistinctly inscribed Susse Freres
bronze with brown-gold patina
height (excluding wood base): 63.5cm.; 23in.
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Provenance

Hanover Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owner, 12th July 1963

Exhibited

London, Leicester Galleries, A Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, May - June 1918, cat. no.60 (another cast);
Leeds, Temple Newsam, Roy de Maistre, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 26th June - 9th May 1943, cat. no.81 (another cast);
Orléans, Musée des Beaux Arts, Henri Gaudier, sculpteur orléanais, 17th March - 22nd April 1956, cat. no.72 (another cast);
Vienna, Meisterwerke der plastik Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, 3rd - 30th July 1964, illustrated p.10.

Literature

Horace Brodzky, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, London, 1932, pp.134-137;
Roger Cole, Burning to Speak: The Life and Art of Gaudier-Brzeska, Phaidon, Oxford, 1978, cat. no.60, p.114, illustrated;
J. Collins, The Omega Workshops, London, 1983, pp.74-75, illustrated pl.28;
Evelyn Silber, Gaudier-Brzeska: Life and Art, Thames and Hudson, London, 1996, cat. no.99, p.274, illustrated pl.150.

Catalogue Note

Conceived in 1914, the present work is one of 3 cast by the Susse Freres foundry for the Hanover Gallery in 1957.  One is in the Collection at Tate and the other is at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

The present work is one of two maquettes for two stone flower-vases commissioned in Spring 1914 through the Omega Workshops. They were never realised in their final forms; Horace Brodzky wrote on visiting the abandoned studio in October 1914: 'The stones lay there in the yard, the grass sprouting between them, now firmly embedded by their weight in the ground.'

20th Century British Art

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