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Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Gertrude, the Bather

bronze with a brown patina
38in. (96cm.) high including bronze base

Conceived in 1911 and cast in 1961
J. & B. Weintraub Gallery, New York, 1965
Gifted to the present owners in 1983
A.L. Haskell, The Sculptor Speaks, London, 1931, p.168 (uncast)
J. Epstein, Let there be Sculpture, London, 1940, p.56
R. Black, The Art of Jacob Epstein, New York, 1942, p.240, no.189
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, London, 1963, p.54, pl.76 (another cast illustrated)
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no.31 (another cast illustrated)

Lot Essay

R. Buckle (loc. cit.) comments of this sitter 'Gertrude Williams was a model of whom Epstein made several nude studies, only one of which has survived. She may have posed for the rejected Strand Statue and she seems to be 'English Girl' (circa 1910)'.

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