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

Sunita and Anita sleeping

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Sunita and Anita sleeping
signed 'Epstein' (lower left)
19 x 21¾ in. (48.2 x 25.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 26 November 1997, lot 31, where purchased by the present owner.

Lot Essay

Sunita and Anita's real names were Amina and Mariam Peerbhoy who Epstein met at the 1924 Empire Exhibition at Wembley. They subsequently lived in Epstein's home and modelled for him.

We are very grateful for Evelyn Silber's assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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