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Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

William Henry Davies

Details
Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Epstein, J.
William Henry Davies
incised with signature 'Epstein' (on the back of the neck)
bronze with green patina
12 x 8 x 6 in. (30.5 x 22.2 x 15 cm.)
Provenance
Leicester Galleries, London (acquired in 1966; by descent to the present owner).
Literature
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no. 68 (another cast illustrated p. 138).
Van Dieren, W.H. Davies, Later Days, 1925, pp. 157-158 (another cast illustrated).

Lot Essay

According to a copy of a letter dated 7 April 1966 from Kathleen Epstein, the original version was conceived in 1916; this sculpture is number three out of an edition of three.
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