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Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959).
Portrait bust of Albert Einstein
Conceived in 1933.
Height excluding base: 17.25 inches / 43.81 cm
Thomas Agnew and Sons, where acquired by the present owner’s grandfather by 1953 and thence by family descent
London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, 1933 (details untraced) (another cast);
Leeds, Leeds City Art Gallery, Exhibition of Sculpture and Paintings by Jacob Epstein and Matthew Smith, 12th July - 14th September 1942, cat. no.48, p.12 (another cast);
London, Tate, Epstein, 25th September - 9th November 1952, cat. no.34, p.29;
London, Tate, Epstein, 3rd November - 17th December 1961 cat. no.34;
Birmingham, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Rebel Angel Sculpture and Watercolours by Sir Jacob Epstein 1800-1959, 16th October - 30th November 1980, cat. no.35, illustrated p.24 (another cast);
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Epstein Centenary 1980: Bronzes, Drawings and Watercolours, 18th November - 18th December 1980, cat. no.22 (another cast);
Leeds, Leeds City Art Galleries, Jacob Epstein: Sculpture and Drawings, 16th April - 21st June 1987, cat. no.150, illustrated (another cast), with tour to Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Jacob Epstein, Let There Be Sculpture: An Autobiography, Michael Joseph,
London, 1940, pp.94-6, illustrated opposite p.86 (another cast);
Robert Black, The Art of Jacob Epstein, The World Publishing Co.,
New York, 1942, cat. no.91, illustrated pl.62 (another cast);
Jacob Epstein, Epstein: An Autobiography, Hulton Press,
London, 1955, pp.77-8, illustrated opposite p.71, (another cast);
Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor, London, Faber and Faber, 1963,
illustrated pl.320, p.206 (another cast);
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Jacob Epstein, Phaidon, Oxford, 1986,
cat. no.234, illustrated p.174 (another cast);
June Rose, Daemons and Angels: A Life of Jacob Epstein, Constable & Robinson Ltd.,
London, pp.189-190, illustrated opposite p.109 (another cast).