STANDING FEMALE FIGURE
signed, titled, dated 1913, numbered 7/7 and stamped with foundry stamp
height: 40cm.; 15¾in.
Conceived in 1913 and cast in 1990, the present work is number 7 from the edition of 7.
The sculpture appears sound. There are tiny pits and casting imperfections across the surface. There is some oxidation in places. There is some rubbing to some of the extremities, notably in the figure's proper right collarbone and face. There is surface dirt and dust in crevices throughout. This excepting, the work appear to be in very good overall condition.
The work is freestanding.
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Private Collection, Canada, from whom acquired by the present owner in the early 1990s
London, Whitechapel Gallery, Twentieth Century British Art, 1914, cat. no.155 (stone version);
London, Mercury Gallery, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Works on Paper to Mark the Centenary of the Artist's Birth, 25th September - 26th October 1991, cat. no.1, illustrated (stone version);
London, Mercury Gallery, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: Sculpture and Drawing, 21st October - 21st November 1992, cat. no.9 (another cast).
Roger Cole, 'A Gaudier-Brzeska Sculpture Rediscovered', in Burlington Magazine, September 1990, No.1050, Vol. CXXXII, 1990, p.874 (stone version);
Evelyn Silber, Gaudier-Brzeska, Life & Art, With a Catalogue Raisonne of Sculpture, Thames and Hudson, London, 1996, cat. no.53, illustrated pls.60-62 (stone version).
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.