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GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri (1891 - 1915)


Media: aluminium

Size: 15.5 cm

Acquired: 1966; Gift; Kettle's Yard Collection

Accession Number: NMW A 305

This sculpture of a dachshund has a simplified, almost Cubist appearance. It was cast from the original marble carving. Gaudier-Brzeska travelled widely across Europe, living in Cardiff between 1908 -1909. He worked as a shipping clerk in the Docks. While living in the City he drew birds in Victoria Park and cased specimens in the old Cardiff Museum.

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