Lot 124
  • 124

Sir Jacob Epstein

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Sold
182,500 GBP
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Description

  • Sir Jacob Epstein
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • signed
  • bronze

Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist by the previous owner, 12th July 1956, and thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

London, Leicester Galleries, Landscapes by Ethelbert White and New Sculpture by Jacob Epstein, February - March 1947, cat. no.40 (another cast);
London, Leicester Galleries, Fifty Years of Bronzes and Drawings by Sir Jacob Epstein, June - July 1960, cat. no.43 (another cast);
London, The Arts Council, Epstein Memorial Exhibition, 1961, cat. no.53 (another cast);
Rutherford, Fairleight Dickinson University, The Works of Sir Jacob Epstein From the Collection of Mr Edward P.Schinman, 1967, un-numbered exhibition, illustrated (another cast).

Literature

Jacob Epstein, Epstein: An Autobiography, Hulton, London, 1955, illustrated p.230 (another cast);
Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, Faber and Faber, London, 1963, p.302, illustrated pls.463 and 464 (another cast);
E.P. Schinman and B.A. Schinman (eds), Jacob Epstein, A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, Farleight Dickinson University Press, 1970, illustrated p.52 (another cast);
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Phaidon, Oxford, 1986, cat. no.371, illustrated p.198 (another cast).

Catalogue Note

Commissioned by the War Artist's Advisory Committee and executed in November 1946. Churchill gave Epstein six sittings for this portrait, usually dictating to secretaries whilst doing so, the last three of which were carried out at Chartwell.
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