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SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

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SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

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Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

STUDY FOR BIRTH

STUDY FOR BIRTH

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Description

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

1880 - 1959

STUDY FOR BIRTH


pencil on paper

unframed: 62 by 52.5cm.; 24¼ by 20¾in.

framed: 85 by 74.5cm.; 33½ by 29¼in.

Executed circa 1913.


We are grateful to Evelyn Silber for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

Condition report

On wove paper, the sheet is hinged to the mount at intervals along the sheet verso. The lower left corner appears to be attached with an adhesive. Neatly cut upper and lower edges. The work appears to be in good overall condition. A repaired tear to the upper right corner, two further instances to the left edge, one to the right edge, with a few further more minor instances elsewhere. Minor rounding to the corners. Slight undulation to the sheet. An Artist's pinhole to the centre of the lower edge. Some creasing and time staining to the sheet. A few handling marks towards the extreme edges. A few smudges to the sheet. Surface dirt, a few faint flecks of foxing and a few specks of staining to the work in places. The work is floated in a window mount and presented in a painted wooden frame behind glass. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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Provenance

The Estate of the Artist until 1964
The Brook Street Gallery, London, by 1967
Davis and Long Company, New York, by 1977
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, by 1987
Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow
Sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 November 1988, lot 55
Celia Philo and Company, London
Sale, Phillips, London, 6 November 1990, lot 108, where acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Sculptures and Drawings, 1967 (as Abstract Composition)
New York, Davis and Long Company, Vorticism and Abstract Art in the First Machine Age, 5 - 30 April 1977, no. 27 (as Composition
London, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, Abstract Art in England 1913-1915, 11 November - 5 December 1969, no. 24 (as Composition)
Leeds, Leeds City Art Galleries, Jacob Epstein: Sculptures and Drawings, 16 June - 21 April 1987, no. 53, illustrated in the catalogue, with tour to the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Jacob Epstein: The Rock Drill Period, 16 October - 9 November 1973, no. 7, pp. 32, 56, illustrated in the catalogue p. 33 (as Composition)
New York, The Artist Group, Modern Scottish & English Paintings: 1885-1955, 5 - 21 April 1989, no. 35, p. 70, illustrated in the catalogue p. 71
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill, 24 October 2009 - 24 January 2010, no. 51, illustrated in the catalogue p. 104