Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Study for Emperor Haile Selassie

bronze with a brown patina
13¾in. (35cm.) high

Conceived in 1936
Lady Epstein, from whom acquired by the present owner
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, p.226, pl.346 (another cast illustrated)
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no.269, p.181 (illustrated)

Lot Essay

Ras Tafari, the Lion of Judah (1892-1975) was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930-74.

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