• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

    Sunita and Anita Asleep

    Price Realised  


    Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
    Sunita and Anita Asleep
    signed 'Epstein' (lower right)
    19 x 21½ in. (48.3 x 54.7 cm.)

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    The present owner's father was Sir Jack Lyons. Lyons assisted in funding the memorial exhibition of the works of Sir Jacob Epstein at the Edinburgh Festival of 1961 after being approached by Lord Harewood, the Festival director. When the exhibition closed Lyons purchased some of the works (see lot 51).

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    Purchased by the present owner's father at the 1961 exhibition.


    Edinburgh, Waverley Market, Epstein: Edinburgh Festival Society Memorial Exhibition, August - September 1961, catalogue not traced.