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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 193

    Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

    Nan (The Dreamer)

    Price Realised  


    Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
    Nan (The Dreamer)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.)
    Length: 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.)
    Conceived in 1910

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    We thank Dr. Evelyn Silber for her contribution in researching this work.


    Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles.
    Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Goldstone, Chicago (acquired from the above, March 1964).
    By descent from the above to the present owners.

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    We thank Dr. Evelyn Silber for her contribution in researching this work.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Chicago Collection


    A. Haskell, The Sculptor Speaks, Jacob Epstein to Arnold Haskell, A series of Conversations on Art, London, 1931, p. 167 (titled The Dreamer (Small recumbent figure)).
    J. Epstein, Let There Be Sculpture, London, 1940, p. 56.
    R. Black, The Art of Jacob Epstein, Cleveland, 1942, p. 228, no. 16 (titled The Dreamer (Small reclining figure)).
    R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, Cleveland, 1963, p. 59, nos. 83 and 86 (another cast illustrated, pp. 58-59).
    E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, with a complete catalogue, London, 1986, p. 129, no. 36 (another cast illustrated).


    Chicago, Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, Jewish Artists of the Twentieth Century, October 1975-January 1976, no. 15 (illustrated).