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Lot 69: Sir Jacob Epstein 1880-1959 , Bust Of Winston Churchill bronze with mottled green over dark brown patina on a stepped black marble base
Impressionist and Modern Art
September 29, 2007
New York, NY, USA
Description: inscribed Epstein (on back of neck) bronze with mottled green over dark brown patina on a stepped black marble base
model executed in 1946, this example cast by 1947
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Epstein was extremely proud of this model, saying, "Sketch or not, it [the bust of Churchill] is the finest portrayal of Churchill in existance" (Buckle, p. 302-3).
Provenance: Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, acquired from the artist's studio via the artist's brother Irving, 1947
Dimensions: measurements height: 11 3/4 in. (excluding base) alternate measurements 30 cm.
Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, Cleveland 1963, pp. 302, 303, plates 463, 464 (other casts illustrated)
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein with a Complete Catalogue, Lewisburg, 1986, No. 371, p. 198 (another cast illustrated)