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Sir Jacob Epstein
(1880 - 1959)

Rabindranath Tagore

Sir Jacob Epstein was well regarded for his portraiture and the ability to capture in his sculptures, the nuances of his sitters. Born in New York, Epstein attended art classes at the Art Students League, and eventually turned to sculpture as his eyesight deteriorated. He attended night school in 1899 where he studied under George Grey Bernard. Later, after two years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian in Paris, Epstein moved to...

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  Lot 29 of 65  

13 MARCH 2018


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Rs 21,60,000

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Sir Jacob Epstein
Rabindranath Tagore

Signed 'Epstein' (lower right)

Height: 20 in (50.5 cm)
Width: 13.5 in (34.6 cm)
Depth: 12 in (30.6 cm)

Conceived in 1926 and cast in an edition of 16

Christie's, London, 4 March 1988, lot 135
Private Collection, India

Bronze Sculpture by Jacob Epstein, Birmingham: Ruskin Gallery, 1927, no.1 (another cast)
Sculpture by Jacob Epstein, New York: Ferargil Gallery, 1927, no. 19 (another cast)
Fifty Years of Bronzes and Drawings by Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), London: Leicester Galleries, June - July 1960, no. 22 (another cast)
Jacob Epstein: Sculpture and Drawings, Leeds: City Art Galleries and London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, April - September 1987, no. 91 (another cast)

Arnold Haskell, The Sculptor Speaks: Jacob Epstein to Arnold Haskell: A Series of Conversations on Art, London: Heinemann, 1931, p. 185 (illustrated, another cast)
L B Powell, Jacob Epstein, London: Chapman & Hall, 1932 (illustrated, another cast)
Jacob Epstein, Let There be Sculpture, London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1940, pp. 111-12 (illustrated, another cast)
R Black, The Art of Jacob Epstein, New York and Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1942, p. 236, no. 125 (illustrated, another cast)
Jacob Epstein, Epstein: An Autobiography, London: Hulton Press, 1955, p. 92 (illustrated, another cast)
R Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, London: Faber & Faber, 1963, pp. 146-8, pl. 224-5 (illustrated, another cast)
E P and B A Schinman eds., Jacob Epstein: A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, Vancouver: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1970, p. 37 (illustrated, another cast)
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford: Phaidon, 1986, no. 172, p. 160 (illustrated, another cast)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


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