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Head of a Boy

GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri (1891 - 1915)

Head of a Boy

Media: sandstone with traces of pigment

Size: 16.3 cm

Acquired: 1954; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 306

Head of Boy is an early stone carving by Gaudier-Brzeska. The modest scale and rather crude carving indicate that the artist was experimenting with new skills and techniques. He soon became an accomplished stone carver. Gaudier-Brzeska was inspired to carve directly in stone by a visit to the studio of Jacob Epstein. Like Epstein, he was also influenced by ‘primitive’ sculptures

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