17 November 2011
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
bronze with a dark green patina
6¾ in. (17.5 cm.) high
Conceived in 1949.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, 30 September 1998, lot 121.
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R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 323, pl. 500 (another cast illustrated).
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no. 414, pl. 35 (another cast illustrated).
Victor was the son of the West African cook employed by the Epsteins in 1949.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
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