Ben Uri collection

Sculptural Head of Brodzky

Artist information

Name Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)

Born St Jean-de-Braye, near Orléans, France

Died Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France

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Object Details

Date c. 1913

Object type drawing

Medium black chalk on paper

Materials and techniques black chalk (medium) drawing (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 32.5 x 20 cm

Signed (lower right) 'Gaudier Brzeska'

Acquisition Purchased at Christies London March 2018 through the support of three great friends of Manya Igel in her honour

Accession number 2018-07

Display status not on display

This is one of two portrait heads of painter and draughtsman Horace Brodzky (1885-1969), whose work is also represented in the Ben Uri Collection. Brodzky met sculptor Gaudier-Brzeska in 1913 and sat for a bust (Portrait of Brodzky, 1913, plaster and bronze), for which this is a study. Brodzky wrote Gaudier-Brzeska's biography in 1933.


brodzky | portrait


Roger Cole, 'Henri Gaudier Brzeska - A Sculptor's Drawings' (London: Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries, London, 1995), no. 7.

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