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  • Title: Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound
  • Creator: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
  • Date Created: 1914
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 90.5 x 45.7 x 48.9 cm (35 5/8 x 18 x 19 1/4 in.)
  • Provenance: The artist; sold to Ford Madox Hueffer [1873-1939, later Ford Madox Ford], London.[1] Ezra Pound [1885-1972], London, and Rapallo, Merano, and Venice, Italy; his estate; purchased 1988 through (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York) by Raymond [1921-2007] and Patsy Nasher [d. 1988], Dallas; RDN & PRN Foundation, Dallas; gift 2009 to NGA. [1] Provenance according to Evelyn Silber, _Gaudier-Brzeska: Life and Art_, London, 1996: no. 79, 269-270. The sculpture is included in the artist's _List of Works_ as "Ezra Pound, buste," and sold for 2 Pounds, 10 shillings. It stood in the front garden of South Lodge, the residence of Violet Hunt on Campden Hill Road, where Hueffer lived until 1918.
  • Medium: marble

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