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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
    Rabindranath Tagore
    signed 'Epstein' (on the edge of the sitter's right shoulder)
    bronze with a green patina on a wooden base
    19½ in. (49.6 cm.) high, excluding wooden base
    Conceived in 1926.


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    Provenance

    Purchased by the present owner at the 1962 exhibition.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Judith D. Lipsey


    Literature

    J. Epstein, Let there be Sculpture, London, 1940, p. 111-12.
    Exhibition catalogue, Epstein, London, Tate Gallery, 1952, no. 25, pl. 16, another cast illustrated, pages not numbered.
    R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 225, no. 224, another cast illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, The works of Sir Jacob Epstein, New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967, p. 74, another cast illustrated. E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1987, p. 160, no. 172, another cast illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Grosvenor Gallery, Jacob Epstein, June - July 1962, catalogue not traced.