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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Lot 145: Rabindranath Tagore

Christie's

June 6, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Rabindranath Tagore
signed 'Epstein' (on the edge of the sitter's right shoulder)
bronze with a green patina on a wooden base
19½ in. (49.6 cm.) high, excluding wooden base
Conceived in 1926.

Artist or Maker

Epstein, Jacob (1880-1959)

Exhibited

London, Grosvenor Gallery, Jacob Epstein, June - July 1962, catalogue not traced.

Literature

J. Epstein, Let there be Sculpture, London, 1940, p. 111-12.
Exhibition catalogue, Epstein, London, Tate Gallery, 1952, no. 25, pl. 16, another cast illustrated, pages not numbered.
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 225, no. 224, another cast illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, The works of Sir Jacob Epstein, New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967, p. 74, another cast illustrated. E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1987, p. 160, no. 172, another cast illustrated.

Provenance

Purchased by the present owner at the 1962 exhibition.

Notes

Property from the Estate of Judith D. Lipsey
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

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