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

Drawing for Nan (The Dreamer)

Details
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Drawing for Nan (The Dreamer)
pencil
9 x 13 in. (24.1 x 34.3 cm.)
Executed in 1911. There is a study for a standing female nude by the artist on the reverse of the sheet.
Provenance
with Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York, where purchased by Edward P. Schinman, and by descent.
Literature
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 58, no. 82, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Exhibition of Jacob Epstein's Work from the Collection of Mr Edward P. Schinman, New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967, p. 22, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Exhibition of Epstein's work from the collection of Mr. Edward P. Schinman, Trenton, New Jersey State University, 1968, p. 22, illustrated.
E.P. and B. Schinman (eds.), Jacob Epstein A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, New Jersey, 1970, p. 110, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Jacob Epstein: Sculpture, watercolours & drawings from the collection of Edward P. Schinman, Miami, University of Miami, Lowe ArtMuseum, 1971, p. 63, no. 72.
Exhibited
New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Exhibition of Jacob Epstein's Work from the Collection of Mr Edward P. Schinman, February - April 1967.
Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, Exhibition of Epstein's work from the collection of Mr. Edward P. Schinman, September - December 1968.
Miami, University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, Jacob Epstein: Sculpture, watercolours & drawings from the collection of Edward P. Schinman, October - November 1971, no. 72: this exhibition travelled to New York, Danenberg-Roman Galleries, New York, December 1971.
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Lot Essay

In 1909 and 1911 Epstein made three bronze sculptures of Nan Coudron, a 'lanky gipsy model' (E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, p. 19). The present work is a direct study for the 11 in. high bronze sculpture, Nan (The Dreamer), 1911 (see Silber, loc. cit., p. 129, no. 36). Silber writes 'In Nan (The Dreamer) (no. 36) and Nan Seated (no. 38), he defers to his model's native, angular grace, implicitly rejecting any fictional ideal of beauty' (ibid, p. 19).
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