Henri Gaudier-Brzeska ‘Crouching Fawn’, 1913, posthumous cast, Painted plaster I The motif of an animal seated with legs tightly folded underneath it is suggestive of Chinese animal figure carvings. This particular piece, however, was based on one of a group of pen drawings of fawns made by Gaudier-Brzeska in the same day. It is a plaster cast of a sculpture in Bath stone
Our work of the week is Maternity (1913) by the French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, depicting a mother embracing her child. This work is currently on show in Beauty & Balance at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
This painting of Sir Ernest Gowers, AJ Child and KAL Parker in the London Regional Civil Defence Control Room was painted by Meredith Frampton in 1943 and is in the Imperial War Museum. Frampton was an R.A. and served in The Artists Rifles during WWI.