signed and dated 1913 on the Artist's prepared mount
pen and ink on paper
25 by 37.5cm.; 9¾ by 14¾in.
The sheet is adhered with an adhesive along the upper edge. The sheet undulates and cockles slightly in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. The left edge has been evenly cut and the right edge has most likely also been evenly cut. There are remnants of adhesive just visible to the upper edge at the upper left corner. There are faint creases to the sheet in a small number of places, most visible towards the lower edge. There are a few small flecks of foxing in places. The ink has slightly faded over time and there is probable time staining to the sheet. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.
The sheet is floated and held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
The Leicester Galleries, London, 1918
N. Dudley Short
Sale, Sotheby's London, 10th March 1982, lot 105
Horace Brodzky, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: 1891-1915, Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1933, illustrated p.89, (titled Tiger).
We are grateful to Roger Cole, whose publication on Henri Gaudier-Brzeska entitled No Stone Unturned will be published later this year with a newly revised catalogue raisonné, for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.