Bust of Alfred Wolmark & Portrait of Alfred Wolmark with Hat and Pipe by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Bust of Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961), one of Gaudier-Brzeska's earliest and most enthusiastic supporters and a notorious artist of the day.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
67 x 55 x 40 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £40,500)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Estate of David Brown

The head is screwed around in profile, giving this monumental, over-size work a sense of movement. The faceted modelling of the face and hair are an early example of the influence of Cubism. The plaster model for the bust was made in 1913; this example is one of an later edition of 6, cast from the original during the late 1950s. The drawing was acquired with the bust at no extra cost.

Provenance

Leicester Galleries; Dr David Brown, early 1960s.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

Entry details

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