GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri (1891 - 1915)
[image: Mademoiselle B.]
Size: 40.0 cm
Acquired: 1978; Purchase
Accession Number: NMW A 316
As a youth, the French sculptor Gaudier-Brzeska studied business at Bristol and Cardiff in 1908-09. In 1911 he returned to England where he became a pioneer of Modernism. After volunteering for the French army on the outbreak of the First World War, he was killed in action. This portrait of a Miss Borne was modelled in clay, probably in 1912. An edition of twelve bronzes was made posthumously.