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Lot 70: Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
20th Century British Art including Property from the Collection of the late Sir Colin and Lady Anderson
November 18, 2005
London, United Kingdom
Sir Winston Churchill
bronze with a dark brown patina
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high excluding Portland stone and wooden base
Conceived in 1946.
This head of the British Prime Minster, 1940-5 and 1951-5, was commissioned in November 1946 by the War Artists' Advisory Committee.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Artist or Maker: Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
J. Epstein, An Autobiography, London, 1955, p. 230, another cast illustrated.
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 302, pls. 473-64, another cast illustrated.
E.P. and B.A. Schinman (eds.), Jacob Epstein A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, New York, 1970, p. 52, another cast illustrated.
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, p. 198, no. 371, another cast illustrated.