Charles Daudelin

Crouching Woman

1947
Daudelin was well-known for his public sculptures in Ottawa, Montreal and Charlottetown. This work, his first sculpture in stone, possesses an individuality, yet is strongly influenced by a 1920s sculpture of the same subject by his French contemporary Henri Laurens. There is an odd quality to the composition: while the figure’s pose is unusual, her limbs, hair and features have been reduced to their simplest forms.
Title
Crouching Woman
Date
1947
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
limestone
Dimensions
58 x 67 x 37 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1984
Accession number
28430