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Lot 186: Sir Jacob Epstein , 1880-1959 sir winston churchill bronze

20th Century British Art

by Sotheby's

July 15, 2008

London, United Kingdom

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Description: signed bronze

Notes: Commissioned by the War Artists' Advisory Committee and executed in November 1946. Churchill gave Epstein six sittings for this portrait, usually dictating to secretaries whilst doing so. The last three sittings were at Chartwell.

Provenance: Mrs Lansell Jacobs, 1955
Sale, Sothebys, London, 22 June 1977, lot 76, whence purchased by the present owner

Dimensions: height (including base): 40.5cm.; 16in.; width: 19.5cm.; 7¾in.; breadth: 17cm.; 6¾in.

Exhibited:

Literature: Jacob Epstein, Epstein: An Autobiography, Hulton, London, 1955, p.230, illustrated (another cast);
Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, Faber and Faber, 1963, p.302, illustrated pls.463 and 464 (another cast);
E.P. Schinman and B.A. Schinman (eds), Jacob Epstein. A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1970, p.52, illustrated (another cast);
The Sunday Times, 'The Case of the Multiplying Epsteins', 21 February 1971;
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Phaidon, Oxford, 1986, no.371, p.198, illustrated (another cast).

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