London, South Kensington
23 September 2009
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Sunita and Anita Asleep
signed 'Epstein' (lower right)
19 x 21½ in. (48.3 x 54.7 cm.)
Purchased by the present owner's father at the 1961 exhibition.
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Edinburgh, Waverley Market, Epstein: Edinburgh Festival Society Memorial Exhibition, August - September 1961, catalogue not traced.
The present owner's father was Sir Jack Lyons. Lyons assisted in funding the memorial exhibition of the works of Sir Jacob Epstein at the Edinburgh Festival of 1961 after being approached by Lord Harewood, the Festival director. When the exhibition closed Lyons purchased some of the works (see lot 51).
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