Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Dog - Bronze/Brown
Handmade especially for Kettle's Yard, this beautifully tactile model is based on the Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Dog sculpture that can be found perched on the stairs in Kettle's Yard House. Crafted in Jesmonite - a sustainable alternative to tradition resin that replicates the weight and coolness of bronze - the model is presented in a branded box, making it the perfect keepsake gift.
- Dimensions: (L)190 x (H)90 x (W)55 mm.
- Jesmonite with hand-painted metallic finish
- Handmade in the UK for Kettle's Yard
- Please note: due to the material and hand-finished nature, each model can show slight variations in finish and may differ from the photograph
- Also available in off-white finish
About Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) was one of the leading figures of European avant-garde sculpture. Gaudier played an important role in the development of modern sculpture in Britain, working alongside Ezra Pound, Jacob Epstein, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis and others. Like many artists of his generation, his career was tragically cut short by the war. Having volunteered for the French army in the summer of 1914, he was killed in action the following year, at the age of just twenty-three.
Gaudier’s marble “Dog” dates to mid-1914 and was one of his last works. Gaudier compresses the mass of the animal into two main areas of form, the head and the body, in a manner which relates closely to his other works. After the original was damaged in 1961, Jim Ede commissioned twelve bronze casts from the Fiorini & Carney Foundry in London.
“It might be thought simple to make a sculpture like “Dog” by H. Gaudier-Brzeska, but so far as I know no one had done so in the whole world of sculpture, nor is it like any other sculptor’s work. It is essentially sculpture and at the same time is deeply realistic. I have known a child take it to bed instead of his “Teddy Bear’. Jim Ede, in A Way of Life, 1984.