Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Sleeping Fawn - Off White


This model is based on the Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Sleeping Fawn sculpture that is a firm favourite in the Kettle's Yard collection. Serene and beautifully tactile, it makes a handsome addition to a mantelpiece, shelf or desk.

Handmade exclusively for Kettle's Yard, the model is made from plaster mined in Newark, UK, mixed with a small amount of polymer for added durability and improved feel for the finished piece. It comes presented in a branded box, making for a perfect keepsake gift.

  • Crafted in plaster-polymer mix
  • Handmade in the UK for Kettle's Yard

  • Dimensions: approx 17cm x 17.5cm across at widest point

  • 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 bronze-brown 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.

Sleeping Fawn was created in 1913. It is one of two sculptures of fawns by Gaudier-Brzeska in the Kettle’s Yard collection, and among his more naturalistic works. According to Jim Ede, both sculptures were ‘the result of [a] vision of deer’ in Arundel Park which Gaudier visited for the day with his partner, Sophie Brzeska. That day, Gaudier-Brzeska made several life drawings, from which he later developed a series of fawn sculptures. The original version of Sleeping Fawn was carved in Seravezza marble, which was subsequently cast in plaster, and posthumously in bronze.

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