Born St Jean-de-Braye, near Orléans, France
Died Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France
Date c. 1913
Object type drawing
Medium black chalk on paper
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.
Roger Cole, 'Henri Gaudier Brzeska - A Sculptor's Drawings' (London: Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries, London, 1995), no. 7.