Lot 70: Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)


November 18, 2005, 12:00 AM EST
London, United Kingdom
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Description: Sir Winston Churchill
bronze with a dark brown patina
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high excluding Portland stone and wooden base
Conceived in 1946.
Artist or Maker: Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Literature: 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.

This head of the British Prime Minster, 1940-5 and 1951-5, was commissioned in November 1946 by the War Artists' Advisory Committee.

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